Two bus routes through Glendale are among 10 selected for possible conversion to electric trolley bus lines.
For lack of money, directors of the Southern California Rapid Transit District on March 28 pared from 40 to 10 the number of lines under consideration for conversion.
Only between three and five of the routes will be selected in July for initial construction, scheduled in 1995, RTD officials said.
Cities throughout Los Angeles and outlying areas are competing for the electric service because trolley buses, which run on tires and look like regular buses, cause little air pollution and are far quieter than diesel engine buses. Trolleys are powered through cables attached to two overhead electric lines, which would be installed on arms extending from street-light poles and traffic signals along the routes.