Friday, 20 April 2007 01:00
Sarasota's Green BussesWritten by WGCU Newsroom
Sarasota residents will have an opportunity this weekend to see yet another example of just how green their county’s getting. The area transit system is showing off one of its latest hybrid busses.
Sarasota County Area Transit already has 10-hybrid busses in its’ 62 bus fleet. The first arrived last year. But the county will give residents the opportunity to see how the fuel efficient bus works during this weekends’ earth day celebration. Public works spokesman Robert Reddy says the reason why they waited to present the bus almost seven months later was to find the best platform…and what better day than earth day.
“We’re trying to come up with a way to have a community event but we didn’t want to spend county tax dollars and over do it, so we were trying to combine with an event and earth seemed like the perfect opportunity.”
The earth day event is Sunday at the Oscar Sherer State Park in Osprey from 10-am to 5-pm. Reddy says people who attend will receive a free one day bus pass.