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Blue Water Area Transit will put eleven new buses on the road this month. BWAT is replacing buses that have reached their seven-year life expectancy. The new multipurpose buses, BWAT will provide dial-a-ride and fixed-route service. Jim Wilson, BWAT general manager states, “Investing the new buses continues their commitment to giving in the community, clean, comfortable and dependable transportation while improving air quality. The new Champion buses can each carry 16 seated riders. The new buses feature a “smart” electronically controlled suspension system that maintains a smooth air ride. Drivers are able to lift the entire low-floor bus up to 2.5 inches when needed to clear bumps. Also, a large passenger-side cab window increases the curbside visibility of drivers. The new buses are powered by compressed natural gas, an economical alternative fuel that results in cleaner air than diesel fuel. For more on the new Champion buses you can visit bwbus.com