San Mateo County Transit (SamTrans) has placed an order with New Flyer of America for seven 40ft battery-electric Xcelsior Charge NG transit buses.
SamTrans provides transportation services throughout San Mateo County and into San Francisco and Palo Alto, serving more than 8.5 million bus passengers annually on 70 bus routes. The new bus order is supported by Federal Transit Administration funds and supports San Mateo County Transit District’s sustainability policy.
Chris Stoddart, president, North American Bus and Coach, says: “Our long-term partnership with SamTrans spans over 40 years, during which time we delivered over 260 buses. The addition of these long-range, zero-emission Xcelsior Charge NG buses to the SamTrans fleet will support the transit agency’s pledge to provide sustainable mobility options, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and fossil fuel consumption, and ultimately contribute to cleaner air in California.”
The buses will operate on a new route connecting East Palo Alto, Redwood City, San Francisco International Airport, and San Bruno BART station via US-101 and are likely to use the freeway’s new managed lanes.