One dollar can be the cost of a retired AATA bus, when it’s sold to a nonprofit under Michigan Dept. of Transportation guidelines. So the AATA board has approved such a sale to the Ann Arbor Community Center.
The vehicle is a 1999 Gillig low-floor bus originally purchased by the AATA in October 1999. That means the bus has served its minimum 12-year useful life. The AATA had previously sold a bus to the community center in 2008 – also for $1. However, replacement parts for that bus are difficult to find.
The board’s action on the 1999 Gillig bus came at its June 20, 2013 meeting.
This brief was filed from the downtown location of the Ann Arbor District Library at 343 S. Fifth Ave., where the AATA board holds its meetings. A more detailed report will follow: [link]