New York MTA to Purchase 205 Electric Buses

New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is investing 552.8 million USD in purchasing 205 low-floor battery-electric buses and 224 low-floor 60-foot clean diesel buses.

The contracts also include options to order up to 1,215 additional battery-electric vehicles and up to 446 additional 60-foot clean diesel buses.

The procurement of new electric buses supports the MTA’s commitment to achieving an all-electric bus fleet by 2040, with the first batch of new buses expected to be delivered in 2025.

Electric buses at the Jamaica Depot
MTA’s existing electric buses at the Jamaica Depot

The MTA’s bus fleet is the largest in the US, comprised of 5,840 buses. As part of this fleet, the agency currently operates over 1,300 low-emission hybrid buses and 15 electric buses.

NYC Transit President Richard Davey said:

“We are moving full-speed ahead on our commitment of a zero-emission bus fleet by 2040, bringing cleaner, greener buses to our nation’s largest bus fleet. Today’s procurement is the largest electric bus order we have made to date at the MTA. We thank our federal partners for supporting this critical milestone in our zero-emission future at New York City Transit.”

This procurement of electric buses was announced as part of the MTA Board’s 1.8 billion USD investment in contracts focused on advancing accessibility, reducing the carbon footprint, and improving infrastructure.

In addition to the bus fleet upgrades, accessibility improvements will be carried out at 13 subway and Staten Island Railway stations across all five boroughs.

Furthermore, the investment will progress the Metro-North Brewster Yard Improvement Program to enhance the overall efficiency of Metro-North’s operations.

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