The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority today unveiled the first of 14 electric buses it will receive in the coming months.
The new buses will replace the fleet of diesel vehicles on the Providence-Pawtucket line which is the highest ridership route.
“As a leader in clean, renewable energy, Rhode Island has the momentum to create a more sustainable future and our Administration is committed to advancing that goal,” said Governor Dan McKee. “Ensuring clean air, zero-emission sustainable energy, and easier access to public transportation is a priority. I thank our partners at RIPTA for their commitment to the environment and to the thousands of riders who rely on their services each and every day.”
RIPTA officials say the first fully electric route will lower greenhouse gas emissions by up to 135 metric tons annually.
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