Published May 13, 2016

By the following week, 50 transit buses had konked out, idling riders at bus stops around the county.

Officials at Monterey-Salinas Transit launched an investigation into the cause.

“We gathered samples and tested the fuel; the source was traced to one tank of contaminated fuel that contained high levels of sulphur,” said Carl Sedoryk, MST’s CEO.

“We had to go to emergency service levels for one week,” said Sedoryk. “We have a disaster plan with reduced bus service, which we implemented while the buses were being repaired.”

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