14 Jun '18, 5pm

#Pamplona Chicago Transit awards Proterra $32M order for battery-electric buses

In addition to lower emissions that benefit air quality, electric buses offer savings in fuel costs and maintenance costs. Proterra The Chicago Transit Board awarded a $32 million contract to Proterra for the purchase of 20 new, all-electric buses — the latest investment by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the CTA to completely modernize the agency’s bus fleet. The new electric buses will give the CTA one of the largest electric bus fleets in the country — another step toward Mayor Emanuel’s efforts to promote “green” initiatives and address climate change. “The purchase of these 20 new electric buses represents a new path for Chicago’s public transit, one that is greener, healthier, and more efficient for all who live and visit our great city,” said Mayor Emanuel. “This is just the latest example of the types of investments we will continue to make in the years to come, further sol...

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