Electric buses coming to Macon

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Imagine riding on a bus and you don’t see or smell the exhaust fumes. That is about to happen in Macon.

Macon Transit Authority (MTA) is looking into getting three electric buses.

MTA’S CEO Rick Jones explains a federal agency, “Strong Cities and Strong Communities,” chose Macon as one of seven cities as part of an effort aimed at improving air quality.

“One of the programs that they are doing is chasing grants for us that will help bring dollars in to help develop Macon, says Jones”

Two bus lines, Proterra and New Flyer, are planning presentations to county and MTA officials.

Proterra is scheduled do an electric bus demonstration Wednesday, June 17. New Flyer will do an electric bus demonstration later this month.

The bus companies are hoping they can win the MTA contract to build the electric buses.

Categories: Bibb County, Local News

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