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Capital Metro Board approves procurement of electric buses, US [free access]

September 29, 2021

The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (Capital Metro’s) board has approved USD254.98 million for the procurement of 197 electric buses. The buses will be manufactured by Proterra Inc. and New Flyer of America.

The contract includes procurement of 56 vehicles, including 26 40-foot buses from both Proterra and New Flyer, along with four 60-foot electric buses from New Flyer. The contract includes options for an additional 126 40-foot electric buses and 15 60-foot electric buses; and chargers, training of drivers, and warranties.

The new buses will replace the regular buses and expand the fleet for the new Expo Center and Pleasant Valley MetroRapid lines. Of the total 197 electric buses, 124 will be replacement vehicles and up to 73 will serve as expansion vehicles.

The first shipment is expected to be delivered by the end of 2022.