People in Snohomish County will have a chance to ride a new and different kind of bus later this year – one that’s powered by hydrogen instead of diesel fuel. Community Transit is the first transit agency in the Puget Sound region to conduct a pilot test of a fuel cell electric bus (FCEB) in service later this year as part of its commitment to environmental sustainability, the agency said in a news release.

“Riding the bus is already one of the most effective things you can do to reduce your carbon footprint, and moving away from diesel-powered buses reduces that impact even more,” said Community Transit CEO Ric Ilgenfritz. “Our journey towards a zero emissions fleet continues as we prepare to learn real-life lessons by putting a fuel cell electric bus in service along with a battery electric bus.”

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