MTA rolling out all-electric bus fleet in Manhattan, hundreds more coming

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December 15, 2019 - 4:56 pm
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NEW YORK (AP) -- The nation's largest public bus system is rolling out new electric buses in New York City.

The first all-electric articulated bus was deployed on Sunday on one of Manhattan's busiest crosstown routes, the 14th Street busway.

It's part of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's plan to modernize its bus fleet and reduce its carbon footprint with zero-emissions technology.

The MTA plans to purchase about 500 electric buses for all five boroughs under its 2020-2024 Capital Plan.

The transit agency currently operates 10 electric standard buses that are leased under a three-year pilot program to test the technology.

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