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Old May 3rd 18, 04:01 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Bret Cahill
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New York City Aims for All-Electric Bus Fleet by 2040

NYC has more than 5,700 MTA buses. Taking the fleet electric would
reduce climate-warming emissions and cut fuel, maintenance and health costs.

Phil McKenna
26 Apr 2018

[image] New York City is testing 10 electric buses this year and plans
to go all electric by 2040. How quickly it reaches that goal depends
in part on technology and EV charging infrastructure. Credit: Chris
Hondros/Getty Images

New York City plans to convert its public bus system to an
all-electric fleet by 2040, a new target announced this week by NYCÂ
Transit President Andy Byford.

"It does depend on the maturity of the technologyâboth the bus
technology and the charging technologyâbut we are deadly serious about
moving to an all-electric fleet," Byford, who became head of NYC
Transit in Jan, said at a Metropolitan Transit Authority board
meeting on Wed.

Byford's comments follow an ambitious action plan released on Mon
that seeks to address flagging ridership and sluggish service on the
nation's largest municipal bus network. The average speed of an MTA
bus in Manhattan is among the slowest of large metropolitan systems at
5.7 miles per hour.

After about 100 km of cycling the plan was to take the bus from Mecca to Coachella. When I got to the intersection I thought, "why waste 50 cents when it's faster to ride?"

I was willing to give public transportation the college try . . .

Bret Cahill


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