New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (the MTA) will be increasing the number of electric buses in its fleet by 33% to 60 buses. The announcement comes as part of the MTA’s ongoing mission to transform its 5,800 buses to a zero-emissions fleet by 2040. Electric buses will be operational throughout the city’s five boroughs, with the first expected to hit the road later in 2022. The two-year MTA Capital Program in effect through 2024 includes $1.1 billion in funding to buy another 500 all-electric buses and build charging infrastructure at eight of the MTA’s 28 bus depots.
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