ROCKFORD (WREX)- New diesel hybrid buses are coming to Rockford.
The Rockford Mass Transit District approved buying five 35-foot buses from California.
The buses have a smaller diesel engine and a large battery pack. RMTD says the buses are 25% more fuel efficient and reduce emissions by 90%.
The purchase is federally funded, each bus costs $719,167, totalling $3,595,835.
No local tax dollars were used to purchase the buses.
They are expected to arrive in the second quarter of 2020.