Advancements in electric buses making green transit more accessible for rural areas

Read the full story at Great Lakes Echo.

Fifteen years ago, Michigan’s first electric hybrid bus was unveiled in Traverse City.

Early editions of those buses proved unreliable. But with the return of the wave of electrification in 2021, has anything changed?

State transit authorities are cautiously optimistic, but trust in technology remains a barrier to the incorporation of electric buses into fleets, according to Jean Ruestman, the administrator of the Office of Passenger Transportation in the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT).

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