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Posted on: December 10, 2020

[ARCHIVED] PRESS RELEASE: Port Arthur Transit Receives Shipment of 6 Electric Buses

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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

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