Cole Claybourn, Lexington Herald Leader http://weku.fm en Lextran Unveils 'Green' Buses http://weku.fm/post/lextran-unveils-green-buses <p><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2011/06/16/1776607/lextran-unveils-new-green-buses.html ">LexTran unveiled seven energy-efficient new buses </a>Wednesday. Two operate on hybrid electric technology, and the five others run on diesel-powered engines that adhere to the 2010 Clean Air Act, featuring an additional air scrubber that produces cleaner exhaust emissons.<br />Jill Barnett, spokeswoman for Lexington&#39;s public transportation agency, said the new buses were part of LexTran&#39;s efforts to &quot;go green,&quot; coupled with the agency&#39;s need for new buses. There are more than 70 buses in the fleet. A bus lasts about 12 years, Barnett said.<br />The money for the buses came from a $2.94 million 2009 earmark from U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell.<br /> Thu, 16 Jun 2011 17:54:02 +0000 Cole Claybourn, Lexington Herald Leader 6632 at http://weku.fm Lextran Unveils 'Green' Buses