GATRA gets electric buses to serve Attleboro area

Six new GILLIG electric buses were unveiled Wednesday in Taunton.


by The Sun Chronicle

TAUNTON — GATRA continues to go green, adding the first electric buses to its fleet.

The regional transit agency has had hybrid buses that are powered by a mix of fuel and batteries, but the six new buses are GATRA’s first full electric vehicles.


They were welcomed by local officials and residents in an event recently held in Taunton to introduce the zero-emission vehicles.


State Rep. James Hawkins, D-Attleboro, was one of the first to enjoy the first ride in a new quiet and carbon-free bus after a ribbon-cutting ceremony.


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