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San Joaquin Replaces BRT Vehicles with Electric Buses

The San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD), Stockton, CA, recently converted one of its BRT Express routes to 100 percent electric, operating with four zero-emission vehicles from Proterra—becoming the nation’s first 100 percent electric BRT route.

“We at RTD are proud of our history of commitment to clean energy initiatives,” said Chief Executive Officer Donna DeMartino. “With the nation’s first all-electric BRT route, RTD and Stockton are now leading the charge in providing safe, efficient, reliable and exceptionally clean transportation to people who live and work in south Stockton.”

The four new electric buses join two already in regular RTD service, with two more entering service in the near future and an additional four by the end of the year.

RTD has also extended the route to serve additional educational and employment locations including Pacific Gas and Electric, the San Joaquin County Office of Education and the Economic Development Department.

RTD will launch a second all-electric BRT route in January 2018 along the MLK corridor in South Stockton. That route will connect with RTD’s three existing BRT corridors.

The electric buses can travel up to 40 miles or two hours on a single charge, which takes about 10 minutes to complete at RTD’s charging stations.

San Joaquin RTD CEO Donna DeMartino joins Proterra President and CEO Ryan Popple, center, and Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs at the announcement of all-electric BRT service.

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