Support for LAist comes from
Made of L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.


Not in Service: Metro Hauls Off Last Diesel Bus in The Fleet

Our June member drive is live: protect this resource!
Right now, we need your help during our short June member drive to keep the local news you read here every day going. This has been a challenging year, but with your help, we can get one step closer to closing our budget gap. Today, put a dollar value on the trustworthy reporting you rely on all year long. We can't hold those in power accountable and uplift voices from the community without your partnership.

Today was the day that Metro symbolically hauled off their last remaining diesel bus, taking it out of service, and becoming the only major transit system in the world to operate only on clean-air vehicles. This marks the realization of a commitment made by the transit agency in 1993 to rid their fleet of pollution-causing buses.

“The air is getting cleaner, in part because Metro is getting greener," said LA County Supervisor Don Knabe during today's ceremonious de-commissioning.

Most Read