UH research center to figure out METRO’s fuel savings

With gas prices soaring and the nation’s economy waning, many cities are looking for ways to cut back on fuel costs, and Houston is no exception.

The Metropolitan Transit Authority, which has added hybrid buses, has asked the University of Houston’s Texas Diesel Testing and Research Center to distinguish how much fuel Metro is saving with the recent addition to its fleet.

For the next two years the research center will test drive a total of eight hybrid — which are heavier and more expensive — and regular buses to determine which are more fuel efficient.

To learn more about the UH Texas Diesel Testing and Research Center, visit

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