MTA eyes boosting electric bus fleet to hit 2040 goal

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority plans to ramp up its number of electric buses, part of the agency’s goal for zero-emissions by 2040 for the nation’s largest bus fleet.

The MTA anticipates 60 new electric buses will start arriving later this year, with another 470 coming in 2025 and 2026, Sunil Nair, chief officer of MTA’s zero-emissions bus program, said during the agency’s monthly board meeting on Wednesday.

The MTA is transitioning its 5,800 bus fleet to an all-electric vehicles by 2040. It requires the agency to retrofit all of its 28 bus depots with charging equipment and training 12,000 bus operators and 3,500 mechanics with the new technology,

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