CTE has partnered with Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District (METRO) to deploy three BYD buses and one inductive charging system. The buses will operate on Highway 17 Express connecting Santa Cruz residents with jobs in the high-tech industry in Silicon Valley. METRO began transitioning its fleet to 100% alternative fuel in 2002. Currently, 78 of its 100 buses operate on an alternative fuel. In 2015, METRO’s board committed to a path for adding electric buses to its fleet.