CTE is working with Lane Transit District (LTD) in Oregon to deploy five 40 ft BYD K9M battery electric buses already at LTD, as well as deploy additional buses through a new award. CTE will serve as project manager for the LTD and will provide technical assistance throughout the project. The buses will operate on routes servicing the Eugene and Springfield metropolitan areas. The new battery electric buses will replace existing diesel buses that are approaching the end of their useful life. Replacing these older buses with no emission vehicles will help lower LTD’s overall fleet maintenance labor and parts costs as well as begin to lower overall GHG emissions from transit service.