Press Conference: METRO Unveils and Demos Electric Bus

2016 media advisory

METRO Prepares to Power Up Electric Bus

Release Date:       November 28, 2016

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METRO is ready to charge through the holidays with a battery-electric  bus. The Authority will unveil and demonstrate the zero-emissions, Proterra bus as part of a three-month trial here in the nation’s energy capital. 


The upcoming, 90-day pilot will be the agency’s first run with an all-electric bus. Beginning Sunday, Dec.4, 2016, the bus will be operated on the 63 Fondren route.   METRO’s 1,303 square mile service area is covered by more than 1,200 buses that use clean diesel, compressed natural gas, and hybrid technology.  


What:    Electric Bus Unveiling and Demonstration

When:   Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 11:30 a.m.

Where:  METRO Downtown Transit Center, 1900 Main St. Houston, TX 77002

Who:     METRO Board Members and staff, APTA Chair Doran Barnes