Port Authority debuts first two electric buses in regular service on 88-Penn route

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Originally published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

At a quick glance, the two new Port Authority buses serving the 88-Penn route from Downtown to the East End look just like that — new versions of the agency’s traditional 40-foot buses.

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But a closer look quickly points out the major difference: The buses that took to the street for the first time Monday are powered by electricity, made obvious by the signs on all sides that blare, “It’s Electric.” That makes them quieter, reduces air pollution and maintenance costs, and, hopefully, allows them to last substantially longer than the usual diesel vehicles.

Read the rest of the article here: https://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2020/03/30/Port-Authority-electric-buses-88-Penn-route-first-regular-use-first-regular-use/stories/202003300134

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