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Zero-emission, electric transit buses to visit San Luis Obispo

Posted at 1:00 PM, May 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-02 00:06:48-04

The San Luis Obispo Regional Transit Authority (RTA) is bringing a zero-transmission, battery-electric bus to the San Luis Obispo County Government Center.

RTA said it’s all part of a plan to introduce city leaders to the future of public transit.

In a press release, they said having the bus in town will give leaders a chance to learn about electric buses and experience what it is like to ride on a nearly silent bus.

RTA said zero-emission electrical buses are cleaner, more quiet, more efficient and cost effective.

The State of California said all purchases of public transportation vehicles must be zero-emission starting 2026 and completed by 2029.

RTA currently operates 40 diesel fuel buses.