FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 13, 2017
MARTA Goes Green with New Electric Bus Unveiling, Tour March 17th
Authority Tests Proterra's 40-ft Battery-Electric Bus, Explores Additional Cleaner Transportation Options for Fleet
ATLANTA – The
Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) is
going green with an electric bus pilot program. The 40-foot Proterra Catalyst bus
is on loan to MARTA as the authority explores cleaner transportation options.
MARTA’s General Manager/CEO Keith Parker will lead a tour of the new electric
bus on March 17, at 10 a.m. at the Authority’s headquarters.
MARTA’s bus fleet is inclusive of both diesel, hybrid and compressed natural
gas (CNG) vehicles. “MARTA continues to consider options to diversify our fleet
by testing a range of alternative fuel innovations to greatly reduce our
overall carbon footprint while enhancing the safety and comfort of our passengers,”
The Catalyst holds up to 40 seated passengers
and can travel more than three hours on a single charge. MARTA Operations has
outfitted the test routes with periodic rapid charging stations. The Catalyst
fully recharges in approximately 10 minutes.
DATE: Friday, March 17,
TIME: 10 a.m.
WHO: Keith Parker (GM/CEO,
MARTA) and Mike Hennessy (Proterra representative)
WHAT: Unveiling and tour
of the new Catalyst electric bus.
LOCATION: MARTA Headquarters
(2424 Piedmont Rd, NE, Atlanta, GA 30324)
VISUALS: The Catalyst will
be available for tours prior to its official debut on March 20.
RSVP: Please RSVP via email
to Erik Burton at email@example.com.