Here’s a cool story that’s not necessarily all about transportation, but is definetely related.

Spokane’s current garbage and recycling trucks only get 2.6 miles per gallon! That’s right 2.6 GALLONS PER MILE. To combat that terrible gas mileage, and take a greener approach in general, the City Council this week approved the purchase of four new hybrid trucks that are expected to get 30% better fuel efficiency.

If the hybrid recycling trucks perform well, the city will replace its 24 garbage trucks with hybrids. The Spokesman-Review has more details.

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