New Greyhound buses purchased with stimulus funds 

A private company will use three new buses, purchased using $1.4 million in federal stimulus funds, to carry fare-paying passengers on routes between San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Greyhound’s new diesel-fueled buses replaced three older buses, according to company spokesman Timothy Stokes.

“Those older buses have been taken out of the fleet,” Stokes said. “The three new buses have been included for schedules between San Francisco and

L.A.”

The decision to use the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds to buy the buses was made by Caltrans, a state transportation agency.

The new buses will produce less air pollution than the vehicles that they replaced, according to Caltrans spokesman Matt Rocco.

They also will include free WiFi for customers and on-board technology that allows real-time tracking by Greyhound officials.

Each of the buses will carry up to 51 passengers at a time along U.S. Route 101 and Interstate 5.

jupton@sfexaminer.com

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