City of Wichita rolls out 10 new buses

By: KAKE News - Email
By: KAKE News - Email

WICHITA, Kan. — Wichita Transit officials rolled out 10 new buses Friday, in an effort to upgrade the city's aging fleet.

The fleet upgrade began last year with four new buses. Ten more were added today, and another 10 are expected next year. Eleven more buses need to be replaced.

Transit Director Steve Spade said the new buses are “part of long-term plan to modernize the fleet and improve service.”

City officials say the new buses are more fuel efficient and meet the latest air quality standards set by the EPA. They also have low-floor access and are equipped with free Wi-F, security cameras and automated passenger counters.

The new buses go into service beginning today.

Interior of new bus

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