METRO prepares to power up electric bus

METRO is ready to charge through the holidays with a battery-electric  bus. The Authority will unveil and demonstrate the zero-emissions, Proterra bus as part of a three-month trial here in the nation’s energy capital.

The upcoming, 90-day pilot will be the agency’s first run with an all-electric bus. Beginning Sunday, Dec.4, 2016, the bus will be operated on the 63 Fondren route.   METRO’s 1,303 square mile service area is covered by more than 1,200 buses that use clean diesel, compressed natural gas, and hybrid technology.

What:    Electric Bus Unveiling and Demonstration
When:    Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 11:30 a.m.
Where:   METRO Downtown Transit Center, 1900 Main St. Houston, TX 77002
Who:     METRO Board Members and staff, APTA Chair Doran Barnes

The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) is the region’s largest public transit provider, offering safe, reliable and affordable transportation services about 370,000 times per day. Besides operating more than 1,200 buses on a New Bus Network, METRO Rail’s expanded system includes the Red Line (Main Street and Northline), Green Line (East End) and Purple Line (Southeast). METRO’s services also include: STAR Vanpool, METROLift, HOV lanes, HOT lanes, Bikes-on-Buses/Trains program, Park & Ride, and road improvement projects. Learn more about METRO services at ridemetro.org where you will also find information about our T.R.I.P. app, Next Bus Arrival texting.