Project Updates

8/6/08 - BRT Update

On Monday July 28th at the Woodlawn Theatre and Tuesday July 30th at Norris Center at Crossroads Mall, VIA held three meetings kicking-off the first phase of public involvement for the Environmental Assessment . The meetings were a great success, averaging about 100 citizens at each. Citizens had the opportunity to express their comments verbally or in writing.

5/27/08 - VIA Board opts for hybrid propulsion

On 5/27/08 the VIA Board authorized VIA staff to move forward with the purchase of 60-foot BRT vehicles with hybrid propulsion systems using clean diesel and electric power. This significant decision was made after extensive discussion regarding the pros and cons of using traditional diesel powered BRT vehicles versus hybrid vehicles. Hybrid vehicles typically cost more to purchase and maintain, but offer better fuel economy, produce fewer pollutants, and are a quieter vehicle. VIA will now prepare for the competitive procurement process.

 
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