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Manteca to spend $1M to buy 8 buses
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Sometime in 2016 eight new Manteca Transit buses will be put into service.
Seven are to replace existing buses that have more than 100,000 miles and are four years or older. The eighth will be a bus for expanding transit service.
The buses are for both fixed route and Dial-A-Ride service.
The Manteca City Council will consider authorizing the expenditure when they meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Civic Center, 1001 W. Center St.
The funds are being provided by the federal government specifically for the purpose of public transportation.
The buses will all have low-floor, American with Disabilities access.
The city considered buying buses that either run on compressed natural gas or hybrid power sources. Such options would have increased the per bus cost by as much as $30,000 plus added two months to delivery times. Staff determined it did not make since pursing such options at the present time.
The seven buses will be sold after the new ones are put into service. Any revenue in excess of $5,000 per bus will go back to the federal government. The city will receive revenue from any buss that’s ells form less than $2,000.