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ELECTRIC BUSES

 
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Project News and Updates
  You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to read this press release. February 6, 2015
San Joaquin RTD Receives FTA Funding for Electric Buses
  You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to read this press release. June 07, 2013
Video: Ride along on one of RTD's new electric buses
  You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to read this press release. May 20, 2013
San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) Celebrates Launch of Zero-Emission, All-Electric Buses

 

March 25, 2012
PHOTOS: Construction Begins for Fast-Charging Station at the Downtown Transit Center

  You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to read this press release. March 01, 2013
Leaders of Proterra, San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) Thank the CA Energy Commission
  You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to read this press release. June 04, 2012
California Energy Commission Grant Awarded for Electric Buses


“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 an 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.”

Donna DeMartino
RTD General Manager/CEO

 

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

Zero-emissions technology:
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:



 

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