New York’s MTA Kicks Off Electric Bus Pilot
Source: NGT News
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, D-N.Y., has announced the start of a three-year pilot program for 10 all-electric buses with the goal of reducing emissions and modernizing the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) bus fleet. Using lessons learned from the initial phase of the pilot, the MTA intends to order an additional 60 all-electric buses.
According to a press release from the governor’s office, timing of the larger order will be dictated by the buses’ performance during the initial phase of the pilot. The new zero-emission, all-electric buses support environmental sustainability, are quieter than traditional buses, and will feature amenities such as Wi-Fi and USB ports to enhance customer experience.