|Published:||Jul 15, 2010 1:18 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Jul 14, 2010 10:18 PM EDT|
COLLIER COUNTY - Its your money and more than $1 million is going to hybrid buses.
The county purchased two hybrid buses using $1.2 million in federal stimulus dollars.
"It's more sustainable, something we can do to improve our environment," says Michelle Arnold, Director of Alternative Transportation Modes for Collier County.
Arnold tells Wink News the hybrids will cost 30% less a year than regular buses.
"That includes fueling as well as mechanical failures," says Arnold.
But, not everyone agrees it was money well spent.
"That could have been used for things in the end would be more efficient with money," says Brent Hutchinson. "I don't think it was a good idea."
Others say going green is worth the green.
"Anything to decrease our dependence on foreign oil, I'm all about it," says Amalio Colon.
The hybrids will be on the road in the next few weeks. They will cost the same to ride as other buses.