Pocatello Regional Transit (PRT) accepted seven free buses from Utah Regional Authority. The buses will replace older vehicles in the PRT fleet for better safety and less maintenance issues.
The buses were provided to the City of Pocatello at no charge courtesy of a grantee to grantee transfer authorized by the Federal Transit Administration.
“These buses come at a much needed time in the life cycle of our bus fleet,” said Skyler Beebe, Transit Supervisor.
With the new added buses, PRT will be able to delay new bus purchases by about three to five years. Beebe says if they had bought the buses, it would have costed the company around $160,000.
The new buses (made in 2005) are fully equipped to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and will be put into service right away.
And the good news PRT says is, even though theses buses will alleviate capital expenses, they will not impact operating costs to maintain our current level of service.