The Durham Area Transit Authority showed off plans on Monday to bring hybrid buses into its mix of vehicles.
They announced that they'll purchase 20 Gillig hybrid buses in the coming fiscal year, a change expected to cut as much as 40 percent of the city's fuel consumption and associated cost.
The hybrid buses also are designed to reduce emissions and negative impacts on the city's air quality.
More about DATA: they run 19 routes. Fifty buses transport more than 14,000 people every day.