Electric and double-decker buses could help Tampa Bay's transportation woes

Posted at 6:02 AM, May 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-09 06:36:09-04

Electric and double-decker buses could be a part of Tampa Bay's public transportation system sooner than you think. 

Bus companies from all over the world are in Tampa Bay this week hoping everyone will get a glimpse of the future. 

Two of the most talked about on display, an enormous 60-foot-long bus that runs solely on electricity and a double-decker bus that is hoping to become more than a novelty.

Ollie Nielsen says, "If you're commuting, which is very common for the Tampa Bay area, thirty to ninety minutes to work, it's a great way to ride."

The double-decker buses are currently on a trial run in New York City.

As for the electric buses, one official says he expects Tampa to be converted in 10 years.