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Lowell Anderson | Echo Press This is one of eight electric hybrid buses that Rainbow Rider public transit system was able to purchase with a grant from the federal stimulus program. Four buses are up and running, with the remaining four to be in use within the next few weeks.

An electrifying ride: Rainbow Rider gets grant for electric hybrid buses

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What do you get when you cross a hefty ARRA TIGGER with eight VTMs?

An excellent way to reduce hydrocarbons, save money on fuel consumption and provide residents of Douglas and five other rural Minnesota counties with a safe and reliable mode of transportation.

Not to mention a rural public transit system that is the first in Minnesota, and one of few in the nation, to have hybrid buses in its fleet.

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