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Rainbow Rider started running gasoline-electric hybrid buses in the city of Alexandria in 2011. Due to a faulty component, the buses have now been converted back to gasoline power. (Echo Press photo)

Rainbow Rider electric hybrid buses hit the skids

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As hybrid hype rages through the nation, a local public transit company has ditched the technology that touted promise of fewer greenhouse gases and lower fuel costs, because it didn't deliver.


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Crystal Dey

Crystal Dey is a staff reporter for the Echo Press. Originally from Minnesota’s Iron Range, Dey worked for newspapers in North Dakota, Florida and Connecticut before returning to her home state to join the Echo Press in October 2011. Dey studied Mass Communications at Minnesota State University Moorhead with an emphasis in Online Journalism. Follow Staff Reporter Crystal Dey on Twitter @Crystal_Dey.

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