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.