The Grand Rapids Press ran an article yesterday regarding our Freedom of Information Act Request to The Rapid on the subject of their hybrid buses. The Rapid’s FOIA response resulted in them admitting that their half a million dollar hybrid buses are only getting 0.65 miles per gallon more than traditional buses. These hybrid buses cost $220,000 more than a traditional bus. The Rapid claims in the article that they have no record of our request, implying that our information is wrong.
Please see our article at the ITP Watch web site, which links to a copy of the actual FOIA response from The Rapid, for all to read. Why is The Rapid denying their own documents? As you’ll see, The Rapid is lying and trying to cover this information up.