CTE, in partnership with LexTran, the Transit Authority of the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government (LexTran), in Lexington, KY has partnered over the years to deploy a number of electric buses. The project descriptions are as follows:
CTE and LexTran are deploying five conventionally fueled diesel transit buses will be replaced with five 40′ Proterra all-electric transit buses. The buses will be charged en route using a fast-charging station that, on average, recharges the buses in less than 10 minutes. The project will be implemented over a 42-month performance period, which includes 18 months of vehicle production and charging station development, followed by 2 years of data collection and reporting. Lextran anticipates collecting and reporting performance and evaluation data through March 2018 and operating the buses through 2028.
All projects were made possible by the funding of the Low-No Grant program through the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).