- Associated Press - Thursday, February 18, 2016

GALESBURG, Ill. (AP) - Galesburg has agreed to purchase two hybrid mass-transit buses, but they won’t hit the streets for a few years.

The city council has approved using $1.2 million in state Transportation Department funding to buy the diesel-electric machines.

City Manager Todd Thompson told the (Galesburg) Register-Mail (http://bit.ly/1VnkkGM ) the city’s purchase is part of a joint order of nearly 200 vehicles so it could be up to two years before they’re delivered to the city.

The city entered a joint procurement in February 2015 with Interurban Transit Partnership of Grand Rapids, Michigan, for 186 buses to be built from 2015 to 2020.

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Information from: The Register-Mail, http://www.register-mail.com

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