Two passenger buses billowed smoke in two weeks — a signal that Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District’s fleet
is in dire need of an update, said Alex Clifford, CEO/general manager. “This is an important opportunity to help the County of Santa Cruz to understand how old our eet of 98 is and the challenges of having an immediate need to re- place 62 buses,” Clifford said. “Our buses are just old and tired and we desperately need to replace those buses. We’re looking at every nook and cranny, we’re applying for every grant that we can.” FULL STORY