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  1. Portland TriMet

    TriMet's electric buses will debut in Beaverton Source: https://www.bizjournals.com/portland/news/2017/08/10/trimets-electric-buses-will-debut-in-beaverton.html "TriMet will debut its mini-fleet of battery-electric buses in Beaverton beginning in the fall of 2018, the agency said Wednesday. Five 40-foot electric buses will run on the 62-Murray Blvd line, a 13-mile route between the Sunset Transit Center and Washington Square Transit Center. TriMet announced a year ago that it had received a $3.4 million federal grant to purchase four electric buses. The number was upped to five when Portland General Electric included up to $800,000 for charging infrastructure in its state-mandated transportation electrification plan. The Beaverton route was selected as the best option near the agency's Southwest Merlo Road garage, the only TriMet operations facility that currently has "space available to install infrastructure for depot-based charging and maintenance of the five new vehicles," according to Public Information Officer Tommy Moore. While in service, the buses will be charged at the Sunset Transit Center using an overhead fast charger that can provide 40 to 60 miles of range in 10 to 15 minutes, Moore said." (the rest of this story is available via the bizjournals link)
  2. New Flyer electric bus

    New Flyer sells XE60s! BYD too. No one else has 60 footer all-electrics available. http://www.masstransitmag.com/news/12355328/metro-agrees-to-buy-95-electric-buses-in-the-first-step-toward-an-emissions-free-fleet
  3. BYD "E-Bus"

    Yes, and looks like they are buying electric artics from New Flyer as well. Giving both of the electric artics that are available a try. http://www.masstransitmag.com/news/12355328/metro-agrees-to-buy-95-electric-buses-in-the-first-step-toward-an-emissions-free-fleet
  4. ETS Electric Bus testing

    BYD too?
  5. BYD Battery Electric Bus Demo (2017)

    It looks good. Definitely reminds me of a New Flyer LFR, although New Flyer has never had that roofline on a bus, AFAIK.
  6. Proterra

    I would think so but who knows? Their CEO has often been quoted talking about the importance of focusing on just one thing for now. That one thing is the 40' foot market in the US.
  7. Proterra

    New article about Proterra and their new plant in Southern California: https://www.marketplace.org/2017/06/30/sustainability/market-electric-buses-speeding-right-along
  8. ETS Electric Bus testing

    Pantrograph recharging in depot (instead of at the route terminus, streetside) is new to me. Very interesting. ETS is definitely on the cutting edge here. Good for them, I think battery electric buses are ready. I wonder if Proterra is set up to do business in Canada yet?
  9. New Flyer Xcelsior

    As of last November, XE60 buses were expected to begin operation on the LA Metro Orange line (San Fernando Valley) by the end of 2017! Source: http://thesource.metro.net/2016/11/01/electrification-of-orange-line-begins-metro-receives-federal-grant-to-buy-electric-buses-and-charging-stations/
  10. Mbta bus update

    Gilligman, thanks for the updates! I would love for you to share this info in the main MBTA thread as well. You can find it here:
  11. Nova Bus LFSe

    New STM electric buses roll out today Initiative is part of city's plan to develop 100% electric fleet by 2025 Read the article here: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/stm-montreal-electric-bus-fleet-1.4128347
  12. roamer, you've got to see this story about bus/pedestrian collisions. Left turning buses mostly. More focus is on the A pillar than on the mirror--especially the A pillar on KC Metro Orion buses. http://komonews.com/news/local/metro-sweeps (hat tip to 'anonymous guy' who saw the story and provided the link)
  13. Miami Dade transit

    Day-um! That's a lot more electric buses than most are buying yet. Miami-Dade is going to be another pioneer of mass adoption then, along with Foothill Transit, KC Metro and Antelope Valley. SEPTA too, but SEPTA is only getting 25 so far. Some others, like COMO in Missouri and Seneca (South Carolina) have also gone all-in on electric, but with much smaller fleets.
  14. New Flyer MiDi

    Joe, you sure know a lot! Thanks for your contributions to the board.
  15. Valley Metro (Phoenix)

    How about both? New buses and more people to clean and fuel them! Public Transit creates jobs.
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