Thread: MBTA Bus & BRT
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Old 12-29-2017, 11:52 AM   #446
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Re: new buses

Originally Posted by Joel N. Weber II View Post
Again, haven't agencies like Foothill Transit and the Worcester RTA already been the guinea pigs? Don't you think you could make your case more convincingly if you could explain exactly what problems they've had or exactly what is more challenging about the MBTA environment than what those agencies deal with? Does the fact that you haven't pointed to specific evidence of problems suggest that your argument is completely non-compelling?
They apparently haven't been very happy with them, and there's other agencies piloting them with similar gripes mentioned in the article:

"In Massachusetts, two agencies running small numbers of electric buses - the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority in Springfield and Worcester’s Regional Transit Authority - say the vehicles weaken in extreme cold and snow. They have no plans to acquire additional EVs, officials at those agencies said."
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