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New Clean Fuel Public Transit Buses Emit Drinkable Water

Andy Chow

Transportation officials are touting a new age in public transit with the use of new buses that run on hydrogen.

Kirt Conrad with the Stark Area Regional Transit Authority, or SARTA, says the emission from their new hydrogen bus is so clean you can drink it, so he did.

The water in his cup dripped directly from the bus’s tailpipe.

SARTA will have ten of these vehicles in circulation, nine in Canton and one on Ohio State University’s campus in Columbus.

“We're trying to position Ohio as a leader in this industry as the new wave of transportation technology takes place," said Conrad.

SARTA’s new bus is part of a $15 million effort from Ohio EPA grants to help local agencies transition to cleaner fuel.