Jefferson Transit’s trolley purchase is unfortunate, bizarre 

Posted 11/11/22

The bizarre and inexplicable way we spend money in this town continues with the unfortunate purchase of a diesel trolley. We currently have a public transit bus that loops the area. 

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Jefferson Transit’s trolley purchase is unfortunate, bizarre 

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The bizarre and inexplicable way we spend money in this town continues with the unfortunate purchase of a diesel trolley. We currently have a public transit bus that loops the area. 

On a life-cycle basis, diesel fuel has a very high carbon footprint. One gallon of diesel fuel emits 22.44 pounds (10,180 grams) of CO2 when combusted, and driving one mile on average emits 404 grams of CO2. Diesel fuel is considered a dirty fuel source that directly contributes to climate change.

Save your money and the environment. This trolley is folly.

Lynne Stryker
PORT TOWNSEND

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  • TomT

    In November, 2021, the JTA Budget showed:

    "1 Trolley-Style Fixed Route Bus (JTA Funded) Retro Fitted Electric $140,000"

    After that, "someone" decided that adding the available electric feature detracted from the old-time trolley look that they wanted so they opted to stay with a conventional diesel engine and instead waste even more money on useless appearance items like a cowcatcher and brass fixtures.

    The new JTA Manager needs to change course, quickly.

    Friday, November 18, 2022 Report this