The buses will be built by New Flyer of America, using a hybrid drive built by General Motors and an engine built by Cummins.They will be purchased, in part, with a sales-tax increase that voters approved last fall to increase bus trips county wide.
In 2006, Metro said that if the Transit Now ballot measure passed, the agency would buy 190 buses in the first two years, and half would be hybrids.
|The King County Metro Transit has only two doors. This results in longer dwell time at bus stops.|
|New Flyer built for Canadian Systems often have the third set of doors on them.|