Solo hybrid delivered to MCT
Manchester Community Transport (MCT) has taken delivery of the last in an order for ten 9.2m Optare Solo SR hybrids. Carrying the company’s new brand and livery, the vehicles’ acquisition was aided by the government’s Green Bus Fund, as secured by Transport for Greater Manchester. The 31-seaters are equipped with a full telematics package from Actia, incorporating an on-board diagnostics capability that can relay a wide range of information back to base using a GPRS link, providing accurate information on how the bus is being driven. Optare supplied the vehicles directly.