Report: A VISION FOR CLIMATE LEADERSHIP IN WASHINGTON, DC

The Sierra Club issued a report titled: A VISION FOR CLIMATE LEADERSHIP IN WASHINGTON, DC. Seizing the Economic, Climate, and Public Health Benefits of Electrifying WMATA’s Transit Bus Fleet.

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) operates the sixth-largest bus fleet in the United States, providing service to residents in Washington, Maryland, and Virginia, with more than 130 million passenger trips per year. By the fall of 2019, there were 528 fully electric buses in service in the US — a 29 percent increase from 2018. WMATA currently has one electric bus and a plan to test up to 14 more starting in 2021.

 

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