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Muni Hybrid Bus Feted at Press Conference Immediately Conks Out

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It's traditional to christen a ship with a bottle of champagne. Not so with a Muni bus. Smashing bottles is a no-no, as is foamy, yellow liquid on the amenities.

Our city family today announced the introduction of 62 new biodiesel-electric hybrid buses, touting the graffiti-resistant surfaces and ease with which unwelcome moisture could be wiped away. You gotta admit, it's a handsome bus.

Then everyone loaded into the vehicle for a ride to City Hall. And, wouldn't you know it, the sucker didn't start.

 

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Great, I assume electrical problems continue to adversely affect the Xcelsior model. A quick fix has been made but this isn't a good start at all.

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Lol what the... interesting malfunction, since I have never heard of any other XDE40 problems. (or maybe I just never check)

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That's never a good sign when the bus malfunctions in this situation here, although to be fair the bus is new, so problems will take place. I give it a few more months or so and then they will run better.

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As is evidenced previously at other TA's it's likely just an electrical problem. Personally I'm more worried about the long term than anything else.

 

On a side note, I think I should take the 'hound up there, just to check things out. Maybe in a month or two?

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As is evidenced previously at other TA's it's likely just an electrical problem. Personally I'm more worried about the long term than anything else.

 

On a side note, I think I should take the 'hound up there, just to check things out. Maybe in a month or two?

 

If you have the time and money to do so, go for it. Everyone needs a vacation once in a while.

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If you have the time and money to do so, go for it. Everyone needs a vacation once in a while.

Totally. It gets boring doing the same routine each day.

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