Port Arthur Electric Bus Program

Port Arthur Electric Bus Program

The Center for Transportation and the Environment will be working with the City of Port Arthur, Texas to deploy six Proterra electric buses. CTE will model the Port Arthur routes and the bus model to predict the performance of the bus on the expanded route. By replacing aging fleet vehicles with battery electric buses, Port Arthur Transit (PAT) will improve both route efficiency and air quality. PAT expects their service will significantly improve with the use of more dependable buses and anticipates an increase in ridership due to the increased consistency and reliability of service. This project allows PAT to grow a zero-emission bus fleet and provide the crucial continuing education of its staff helping to maximize the range potential and environmental benefits of the zero-emission buses. The project was made possible by the funding of the Low-No Grant program through the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).

Project Manager

Steve Clermont

Funding Source


Geographic Location


Technology Focus

Battery Electric