Forget the lower operating costs and smoother ride. Passengers on Montgomery Area Transit System’s (AL) eight new diesel-electric hybrid will most likely notice one thing: The air conditioning works. That’s the thing we hear the most, that we need to fix the A/C — especially on days like today,” said general manager Kelvin Miller about the other buses in the fleet. “They’ll say, ‘The A/C isn’t working.’ Well, the A/C is working the best it can.” MATS used a $4.7 million federal stimulus grant to pay for the buses; they are expected to reduce fuel costs by $150,000 per year. Link to full story in The Montgomery Advertiser.