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Electric Bus

June 27, 2019, 12pm PDT
The new Red Line bus rapid transit will include level boarding, pre-pay bus fare service at some stops, quiet electric buses, and USB chargers.
Indianapolis Star
June 14, 2019, 11am PDT
After buses were unable to meet range expectations in Indianapolis, the city reached an agreement with Chinese bus supplier BYD to provide new charging facilities.
Electrek
September 28, 2018, 9am PDT
Electric buses have arrived. Portland is only the latest example.
The Oregonian
August 4, 2018, 7am PDT
Lobbyists from a diesel bus manufacturer, New Flyer, reached out to Miami's mayor after the company lost a bid for new buses in the city to electric bus company Proterra.
The Miami Herald
July 6, 2018, 12pm PDT
A grant application would fund the purchase of eight electric buses to join the START Bus fleet.
JH News and Guide
May 3, 2018, 1pm PDT
Industry experts project growth for electric buses, which could have big impacts on air quality and emissions in cities around the world.
Vox
December 4, 2017, 6am PST
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) plans to put 20 electric buses into their fleet and power them with en-route chargers.
Streetsblog
September 21, 2017, 11am PDT
A 40-foot bus, dubbed the "Catalyst E2 Max," has broken the world record for longest drive on a single charge, according to manufacturer Proterra.
Quartz
August 26, 2017, 1pm PDT
A city once infamous for municipal bankruptcy is now setting a standard for public transit technology.
Capital Public Radio
February 2, 2016, 5am PST
London is one of the four U.K. cities that will become international pioneers of green vehicle technology, after getting £13 million (€17m, $18.5m) to boost the number of plug-in cars on their roads.
Cities of the Future
May 10, 2010, 5am PDT
Almost one-fifth of the transit rides in Kings County, Washington are on electric trolley buses. Unfortunately, the county hasn't bought a new trolley since 1979, and when these wear out they may not be replaced.
The Seattle Times
October 21, 2009, 1pm PDT
Ultracapacitor batteries are a poor fit for domestic cars, but are a unique fit for transit. Michael Graham Richard looks at how this technology is working on electric buses in China.
Treehugger
Blog post
April 2, 2009, 12pm PDT

Amid the stimulus-backed hullabaloo over high speed rail, perhaps efforts by municipalities to supplant old-school diesel with new era electric bus fleets have been overshadowed.  Maybe it is still too soon, but there has been little media coverage on cities making the switch from diesel to hybrid or electric buses; however, with the money that is being pumped in, and the major shift in national perspective on the importance of sustainability, energy efficiency, and pollution reduction, now is the time to bypass the delays of a hybrid “stepping stone” and leap straight for all-electric transit systems.

Ian Sacs