The council unanimously agreed to purchase the buses from
Federal grants will pay for 83 percent of the cost, with the rest coming from city bonds.
Thirty-five of the 56 buses and street trolleys that the city operates are more than 12 years old, according to the city.
The contract calls for the city to take delivery of 10 buses next year with an option to buy 50 more at the same price.
If the city eventually purchased all 60, it would cost between
The 10 buses the city will receive next year are expected to be diesel, City Manager
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