In 2005 the Port Authority of Allegheny County (PAT) purchased six hybrid-electric buses. This fall 75 ‘clean-diesel’ buses will replace a number of the old diesel buses. But at a June 24 meeting of the PAT Board members of Pittsburghers for Public Transit were joined by GASP and 350 Pittsburgh in supporting the idea of electric buses being a large part of PAT’s purchase of 200 buses over the next several years. PAT has already tested a couple of electric buses. Chicago began operating electric buses in 2014, and with the range of the battery-powered buses steadily improving, can Pittsburgh be far behind?
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