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Forum staff reports, Published May 22 2013

MATBUS to unveil new buses today

FARGO ­– MATBUS and the Downtown Community Partnership will unveil four new hybrid buses at the “Busses in Black Ties” event today.

The event will be held from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in downtown Fargo (east of Broadway on Second Avenue North).

The four 2013 New Flyer Xcelsior buses, which are high tech, hybrid buses, will be on display, and attendees will have the chance to be the first riders.

A Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting ceremony will be at 5 p.m.

Dress is business attire; however, the buses will be in “Black Tie.”

The 40-foot vehicles are the largest ever used in the region and were made in Minnesota.