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Where’d that special Charlotte bus come from on the vice president’s visit?

by The Charlotte Observer

As Vice President Kamala Harris spoke in Charlotte Thursday, behind her stood a brand new electric-powered bus, the city’s first in what leaders hope will be an entire electric fleet. The bus behind Harris, made by GILLIG, arrived Wednesday.

Not even John Lewis, the CEO of the Charlotte Area Transit System, had stepped inside before the vice president.

“Secret Service locked it down,” he said. But there will be plenty more opportunities to see those buses as CATS moves forward with its all-electric goal.

Over the next several months, CATS plans to purchase a total of 18 buses from two companies. They’ll spend the next year trying them out, seeing which company’s buses are the most reliable and efficient.

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