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GARTA adds six electric buses to fleet

The buses were supplied by GILLIG and funded through grants provided by the Volkswagen Clean Air Settlement.

by Mass Transit

Greater Attleboro Taunton Regional Transit Authority (GARTA) in Massachusetts celebrated the addition of six, 35-foot electric buses to its fleet with an event attended by local officials and residents.

The GATRA team worked to secure funding from the Volkswagen Clean Air Settlement to purchase the new buses from manufacturer, GILLIG, based in California.

Administrator Mark Sousa is excited to offer a cleaner alternative to the local riders.

“It is important for us to connect with and improve our community by cultivating relationships with those that share the same values,” he said. “We want to be a leader in the community by bringing enhancements to the cities and towns in our service area.”

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