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You Oughta Know - SEPTA Electric Buses

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SEPTA was featured on WHYY's You Oughta Know! The segment shines a spotlight on SEPTA's new zero emission battery-electric buses. It features commentary from SEPTA staff involved with the electric buses including the Sustainability Manager, Maintenance Mechanic, and Instructor of Management. Check out the video HERE, starting around the 1:25 mark.

SEPTA is currently operating 25 battery-electric buses out of Southern District. The buses serve Routes 29 and 79, which previously were operated with trackless trolleys and will now return to zero-emission technology with SEPTA’s first foray into battery-electric technology. The purchase of the 25 battery-electric buses, manufactured by Proterra, Inc., was funded in part by a $2.6 million Federal Transit Administration (FTA) grant under the “Low or No-Emission Program.” Combined with 38 trackless trolleys in North and Northeast Philadelphia, SEPTA now has the largest zero-emission bus fleet on the U.S. East Coast.

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