Berliner: County Shouldn't Have to Pay All Ride On Bus Replacement Costs
Replacing 28 Champion-brand buses sooner than originally planned will cost the county an extra $150,000, WTOP reports.
"[The] fires forced the county to speed up the replacement process and added a $150,000 cost to the process," WTOP added.
But, the county shouldn't have to shoulder that unanticipated cost, Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner said.
The costs should be recovered through litigation. Berliner said, "We ought to be all over these people," WTOP reported.
The Champion buses have been replaced temporarily by older, Orion-brand buses purchased from WMATA, WTOP said.
To permanently replace the Champion buses, the county has reportedly ordered 28 buses from the Gillig Company of Hayward, CA, for $12.3 million. The buses will not be delivered until early 2013, Patch reported earlier this week.