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DTA to Introduce Seven Electric Buses into Fleet on Thursday, October 25th

Published: Expires: 10/29/2018

DULUTH, MINNESOTA (October 22, 2018) – The Duluth Transit Authority (DTA) will host a press conference on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Duluth Transportation Center (DTC) to announce the introduction of seven electric buses into their fleet. Official statements will begin at 10:00 a.m.

The DTA purchased seven brand new Proterra electric buses in 2018 that were paid for with a $6.3 Million Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Low or No Emission Vehicle Program grant along with $1.1 Million from the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). The combination of Duluth’s topography and cold-weather climate presents an ideal situation for testing electric-bus technology.

Press Conference Itinerary:

10:00 a.m. • Phil Pumphrey, DTA General Manager

10:05 a.m. • Congressman Rick Nolan Statement, Read by Senior Advisor, Tom Whiteside

10:10 a.m. • Charlie Zelle, Commissioner of MnDOT

10:15 a.m. • Emily Larson, City of Duluth Mayor

10:20 a.m. • Aaron Bransky, DTA Board President


10:25 a.m. • Inaugural Electric Bus Trip

10:30 - 10:45 a.m. • Public Electric Bus Viewing

This event will feature light refreshments. It is free and open to the public.

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