Photo by Juan Ocampo
Here’s the official photo of the last diesel bus in Metro Los Angeles’ fleet being towed into retirement this morning.
As we posted earlier in more detail, Metro is now the first major transit agency in the world that has a fleet comprised entirely of clean-burning buses. That includes 2,221 buses that run on compressed natural gas, six gas-electric hybrids and one bus that is fully electric.
And what happens to the above bus? It’s being scrapped and holes are being punctured in its engine block so that it will never again run or burp out those very unlovely diesel fumes.