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BOSTON MBTA SILVER LINE FLEET OF BUSES
This family of 32 buses is the crown jewel of the MBTA (Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority) fleet. The buses are Dual-Mode Articulated (DMA), indicating that the they are powered by both electric drive (trolley) and diesel power. When detaching from the electric grid the bus seamlessly switches to diesel power to travel through an under harbor tunnel to the airport and back. Once back to the city the electric power resumes automatically. Dual-Mode!
This highly complex design is truly one-of-a-kind; specifically built for Boston which is known for its narrow streets and complicated routes.