Edmonton Transit Services (ETS) will add 20 new electric buses to its fleet thanks to an agreement with the Canadian Infrastructure Bank (CIB). The CIB will invest almost 14.5 million dollars to purchase the new vehicles. The purchase will add to the ETS electric bus fleet of 40 Proterra manufactured buses and is part of the city’s shift toward more sustainable transportation. “We are excited to be on the forefront of transit electrification in Canada and to offer Edmontonians a clean, quiet and comfortable ride. Electric buses not only contribute to a more sustainable transportation option for our riders, but also cost savings for taxpayers through lower operating and maintenance expenses,” said ETS Branch Manager Carrie Hotton-MacDonald. The CIB’s zero-emission bus initiative is designed to assist public transit agenices and school bus operators transition their fleets to electric power. The Federal government has a goal of helping purchase 5,000 zero-emissions buses over the next five years.

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