The CBJ also received grant money from the FTA in the form of a low/no emissions grant. Juneau’s first electric bus should be arriving this year and one or two more are in the works with the second FTA no/low grant.
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority intends to add nearly 200 New Flyer hybrid buses to replace its aging fleet.
Boston is going full speed ahead with their conversion to electric buses “because of the effects the Boston area already is feeling from climate change. Severe flooding and storm surge has increased in frequency and significantly affected the city in the past several years. Portions of the city near the coast essentially have been shut down when storm surge floods the streets. That has an impact on transit lines, and MBTA warns that worsening effects of climate change could affect every transit line during the most severe weather events.”