Some Thunder Bay, Ont., transit buses are sporting brand new green and blue plastic seats — and those seats could save the city money, according to the city's manager of transit services, Brad Loroff.
The hard plastic seats are slightly lighter than the cloth ones, and that helps with the fuel efficiency of the buses, said Loroff.
They're also easier to clean.
In addition, Transit often needs to take cloth-seat buses out of service in order to clean the seats, he said, whereas technicians might be able to clean up the new buses during a brief stop.
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