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Port Arthur Transit receives shipment of 6 electric buses with 4 more to come
Port Arthur Transit (PAT) has announced the arrival of 6 Proterra electric buses, with another 4 buses on the way in early 2021. With electric buses being a major component in public transportation in the future, PAT’s purchase of 10 electric buses marks a commitment to pursue innovative projects to benefit the community. The electric vehicles will save money in maintenance cost, increase fuel efficiency and benefit riders with quieter buses that are zero-emission. As the first transit agency in the region to operate battery-electric transit buses PAT envisions becoming a resource for other agencies who want to implement this technology.
PAT is also in the process of completing construction of a new charging depot and maintenance facility. The facility will enable PAT to more effectively maintain its fleet of fixed-route and paratransit vehicles while continuing additional electric vehicle expansion.
Ivan Mitchell, Transit Manager