The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) and Evergy are pleased to announce the unveiling of the first two electric buses to be used in RideKC public transit service in the Kansas City region.
The two 40-foot electric buses from GILLIG LLC, the leading manufacturer of heavy-duty transit buses in the United States will be put in service later this spring. In addition to a smoother, quieter ride and a reduced carbon footprint, the new GILLIG buses offer enhanced passenger comfort and safety features.
“This is just our first step into zero-emission vehicles,” said KCATA CEO Robbie Makinen. “We are committed to the region’s Climate Action Plan which calls for transitioning to an electric bus fleet. Zero fare electric buses will improve the financial and environmental health of our community.”
View the full press release at https://www.kcata.org/news/electric-buses
and a recording of the bus-unveiling event on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMl-ft_LTh8