On May 20, 2013, RTD introduced northern California’s first 100%
battery-electric buses into service in Stockton.
In June 2012, San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD), in partnership with Proterra Inc, was awarded a California Energy Commission (CEC) grant in the amount of $2.56 million towards an electric bus demonstration project valued at over $4 million. This demonstration project will introduce RTD’s first fully electric buses into service. RTD will be the second transit agency in California and the fourth in the nation to operate these battery-electric buses.
This project supports the CEC Electric Drive Strategic Plan administered by CALSTART and is funded through Assembly Bill 118. This effort also supports RTD’s Strategic Initiatives by reducing energy consumption, waste, and pollution, while fostering vendor innovation and new technologies.
Made in the United States by Proterra, these buses:
Produce no emissions
Make almost no sound
Are 5 times more fuel-efficient than hybrid buses
Charge fully in less than 10 minutes
Drive 30+ miles on a single charge
One of the many ways in which RTD is working to
improve our our community and environment.
Zero emissions.Clearly better.
See more about how electric charging technology works:
“RTD is a local leader in the adoption of technologies that improve the environment and provide better services for our customers and our community. We’re excited to be a part of a historic new era of zero-emission public transportation, and we are proud of what we can now offer to those who live and work in our region.”
Chief Executive Officer
RTD's cleanliness and sanitization practices are above industry standards. In addition to sanitizing our buses every night, we have included additional precautions to proactively deterring the spread of any virus or disease.