Lansing's Capital Area Transportation Authority (CATA) recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of their switch to hybrid models by introducing seven new Xcelsior hybrid buses. Since discontinuing purchase of traditional diesel models in 2006, it is estimated that CATA buses have driven over ten million miles—cutting emissions about 90 percent when compared to traditional models.

The new, lightweight Xcelsior hybrids are more fuel efficient and streamlined. They feature the industry's first LED headlights, which improve driver vision at night, as well as wider doors for easier passenger boarding and a fire detection system that signals at the first sign of fire.

The organization prides themselves on being the first mass transportation unit to introduce hybrid vehicles in the state of Michigan. CATA remains committed to reducing their greenhouse gas emissions without sacrificing customer satisfaction.

The new Xcelsior model features: