It’s easy to buy a bus, but the infrastructure necessary to operate, maintain, and store a fleet of them isn’t necessarily so easy, particularly if you’re switching from diesel to electric. It’s costly. And it can take a long time to put in place.
Mobility Hub Projects are Abundant; Each Requires Diverse Types of Contracting Partners
Public officials in Austin, Texas hope that an ongoing multi-billion-dollar transit authority project there will reduce automobile traffic by 50% when completed. Whether that goal is reachable or not is undetermined, but the project is indicative of a shift in public transit throughout the country.