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Provide for the purchase of up to forty‐five 40‐Foot battery‐powered, zeroemissions, all‐electric fully accessible, public transit buses with en‐route charging capabilities. Also, included are necessary spare components and manpower costs associated with this procurement.

Service Board:Chicago Transit Authority
Program Category:Rolling Stock
Overall Status:In Progress
Budget Status:On Budget
Schedule Status:On Schedule
Current Activities:Five of the pilot buses were accepted in November 2019. The sixth bus, which originally failed due to climatic testing, was finally delivered in January 2020 with testing and monitoring ongoing. The 100% design documents were completed, reviewed, and submitted for permits. ComEd coordination is ongoing with field testing results have been approved. Delivery of the charging station equipment is ongoing. Installation of the charging stations to begin.
Information Updated:May 2020
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