The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority is launching a new fleet of diesel-electric hybrid buses this month -- 90 of them.
"Innovative technology like the hybrid buses provide a boost to our local economy, improve mobility options for residents, and contribute to the larger effort in the Silicon Valley to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the Bay Area," the VTA said in a press release.
All this eco-friendlyness didn't come cheap.
The VTA is paying for the hybrids with a $53.4 million grant through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. It also got $5.3 million in Proposition 1B funding.
To test ride one of these bad boys, hop on San Jose's Line 66, which already has a few hybrids running.