"VTA will be saving taxpayer money on energy costs while investing in a future that will benefit us all," said Ken Yeager Santa Clara County Supervisor and VTA Chair. "VTA is already combating global warming through the promotion of mass transit and congestion management. Now, we are reducing greenhouse gases through our operations, too."
The 637-kilowatt system in the parking lot of VTA's Mountain View bus maintenance yard was built along with similar installations at VTA's Cerone and Chaboya divisions in San Jose, removing the same amount of greenhouse gases over the next 20 years as planting 10,000 acres of trees, the VTA reports.
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