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Santa Monica to expand Big Blue Bus line

March 26, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
Santa Monica plans to expand its Big Blue Bus system.Using $12.8 million in federal economic stimulus funding, it will buy 10 hybrid buses from a Riverside based manufacturer and as many as six other buses.

The new 30-foot gasoline-electric hybrids will be used on neighborhood Mini Blue lines.

The agency will also add three 60-foot busses to the busy Rapid 3 and Rapid 7 lines. Up to three 40-foot alternative fuel buses will replace several older diesel models.


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