Buses of Tomorrow
Gerry Bellett of the Vancouver Sun went to the Trans-Expo 2010, and focused on the Winnepeg-based company New Flyer. New Flyer's latest is lighter than standard buses, improving fuel economy:
"This bus weighs 10 per cent less than standard models and that results in a seven-per-cent increase in fuel economy, [New Flyer marketing director Amy Miller] said.
Miller said 5.88 miles per gallon - about 40 litres per 100 kilometres - "is not really great for the family car, but excellent for a bus.""
Bellett also talks with members of the TransLink advisory committee that advocates for handicapped passengers about the accessibility of the buses at the show.