Muni’s brand new buses are rolling in. The first of the 62 low-floor, 40-foot long hybrid New Flyer Buses purchased by the SFMTA are being prepped at a Muni maintenance shop, as captured by Dave Longa on Flickr.
As we reported, the SFMTA plans to roll out 13 of these buses this month, followed by a roll-out of 5 buses per week from May through July, replacing motor coaches that have been in service in 1999. Not only should the low floors make the buses easier to board, but the biodiesel-fueled hybrid engines are expected to require far less maintenance than the old buses. That means Muni riders can look forward to some nice, clean vehicles and worry a little less about breakdowns making them late for work.