More fuel savings with new buses; part-time drivers needed
The CTA is continuing its "green" initiative by changing an order for new buses to reduce their engine weight and use a more efficient engine. Those changes will save more than $91.5 million total over the 12-year average life of the buses, according to the CTA press release.
This bus buy comes on top of the purchase earlier this year of 150 hybrid buses that will get better gas mileage and save about $7 million a year. Gotta love the savings of the green by going green.
Part-time drivers needed. And someone has to drive those buses. That's why the CTA put the call out this week for 400 part-time bus drivers. The drivers will start at $17.46 per hour. So, if you work 8 hours a day, three days a week for a year, you would gross $21,790. Not bad for a part-time job!