This post originally appeared on Orphan Road.

Glad to see (via STB) that Metro has released a final recommendations report (PDF) in favor of keeping the electric trolleybuses. The report is fairly unequivocal in recommending the electrics over diesel hybrids, which is great to hear, especially after the talk last year that Metro could realize some short-term savings by switching to diesels.

I recommend browsing the comment log at the end of the report, which is an amazing outpouring of Seattle community support for the electric trolleys. ┬áIt’s nice to see the public show so much love for something that’s also good policy.