Electric Bus Now Serving 31

Date:November 10, 2021
Electric Bus Now Serving 31

RideKC’s new electric bus is now in service on the 31 31st Street route on weekday mornings. Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) and Evergy unveiled the first two electric buses back in February 2021. Since then, KCATA has been testing the buses and training drivers on the new technology. Evergy sponsored the vehicles with specially branded graphics.

KCATA has a longstanding commitment to cleaner transit vehicles, starting with hybrid-electric buses in 2011 and Compressed Natural Gas buses beginning in 2014. Two-thirds of the RideKC fleet is now clean CNG. In 2019, KCATA decided to purchase two electric buses to assess life-cycle costs and compare them to diesel and CNG alternatives.

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During the launch, RideKC is encouraging customers to catch the bus and take a survey about the ride, while on the bus.