Yes, I know I am an evil right-wing Republican conservative nut-job, and I am not supposed to care about the environment. But here is a surefire way for the City of Erie to save money and reduce it’s carbon footprint.
80% of all Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority buses, including the Bayliners, should be sold and replaced with Priuses.
10% of the buses should be replaced with minivans which are handicapped accessible.
The remainder of the buses can be kept at full size.
I see EMTA buses nearly every day, and only once did I see a bus that had enough passengers to fill a minivan. Often they are completely empty.