The director of Flint's Mass Transit Authority disagrees with a recent Michigan Capitol Confidential analysis that shows that cities that buy zero-emission or hybrid buses pay too much money for any resulting environmental benefit, but still calls the story "accurate," according to The Flint Journal.

Flint MTA General Manager Bob Foy told The Journal that the hybrid buses will last longer.

"If we're going to continue to operate, we have to find ways to reduce our costs," Foy said.

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Michigan Capitol Confidential reported that Flint MTA spent $1.1 million each on two electric buses, wants to spend another $50 million converting diesel buses to hybrids and will need to spend $5.2 million to equip its facilities for compressed natural gas fuel for the hybrids.

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