New buses could mean lower costs, more riders

Published: Aug. 7, 2015 at 8:12 PM EDT
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ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The transit director says new buses could bring more riders and save taxpayers money. The transit system hopes to buy 6 compressed natural gas buses to put out on the streets.

The director said those buses will target new routes and help alleviate the stress on longer routes. Director David Hamilton believes that has been a deterrent in the past.

"A lot of people are not riding right now because we have long routes or buses are overcrowded and so we need those new buses so we can get new buses out, new routes out to be more efficient with our system," said Transit Director David Hamilton.

The increased rider fares would alleviate some of the burden on the city's budget.

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