Chicago Transit could add up to 27 more electric buses

Posted on January 19, 2016

CHICAGO — Armed with an $8.1 million federal grant, the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) is poised to add as many as 27 more zero-emission electric buses, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

The CTA was cleared to switch the $8.1 million federal grant for 26 hybrid, articulated buses to 27 standard-sized electric buses under a plan approved earlier this month by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning. The electric-battery-powered buses will be even more environmentally friendly and use three times less fuel than the hybrid diesel-electric ones, CTA officials contended in a proposal seeking to amend their original request for federal funding. For the full story, click here.

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