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PATHNYNJ to replace diesel buses with electric buses

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The PATHNYNJ will be replacing its 36-bus diesel fleet with Proterras.

Maybe someone knowe better, but isn't 36 too low a number? Doesn't it have like 90-something buses, with all the Orionv 700, 4900, and the second-hand New Flyers and Gilligs? Maybe it meant buses that are usually in service.

 

https://www.panynj.gov/press-room/press-item.cfm?headLine_id=3050

 

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PORT AUTHORITY ANNOUNCES AGENCY’S FIRST ROLLOUT OF ALL-ELECTRIC BUSES, PART OF A PLANNED REPLACEMENT OF DIESEL SHUTTLES AT ITS THREE MAJOR AIRPORTS

Date: Dec 27, 2018
Press Release Number: 199-2018

Six new buses at JFK now deployed, with new charging stations installed; agency planning to phase in 12 additional new electric buses at Newark Liberty and LaGuardia airports during first half of 2019

As part of an aggressive effort to enhance its environmental sustainability programs, the Port Authority is adding 18 new all-electric buses to its three major airports within the next six months to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and air pollutants. It is the first step in eventually replacing all 36 current diesel regular shuttle buses over the next 2-3 years.

The first six all-electric buses have been delivered and are in service at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Six buses have been delivered to Newark Liberty and are scheduled to be in operation early next year, while another six vehicles will be deployed to LaGuardia by the summer of 2019. These programs include installation of new charging stations at each facility.

At each airport, the six battery-operated vehicles are projected to save approximately 269 tons of greenhouse gas emissions and approximately 40,000 gallons of diesel fuel each year. In addition, the zero emissions buses will improve local air quality by eliminating the emissions of approximately 2,000 pounds of nitrous oxide and 150 pounds of particulate matter each year. Each bus has an estimated range of about 230 miles per charge, with each charge taking less than four hours. 

“The Port Authority continues to act to reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases and other air pollutants from Port Authority facilities and activities,” said Executive Director Rick Cotton. “By expanding our use of electric vehicles and providing a more sustainable airport, we are continuing our commitment to reduce the agency’s carbon footprint.”

“Reducing greenhouse gases and air pollutants are key to the agency’s sustainability program, and will enhance our efforts to be a good neighbor in the communities where our facilities are located,” said Christine Weydig, director of the Port Authority’s Office of Environmental and Energy Programs. “All-electric buses at our major airports are an important element of our climate action strategy.”

Built by Proterra, the buses will shuttle employees and customers to areas not served by Airtrain JFK and AirTrain Newark. The LaGuardia buses would be used to transport passengers and employees to all terminals and parking lots at LGA, where plans currently are under way for construction of an AirTrain LGA.

The JFK buses were purchased with the help of rebates offered through the New York Truck Voucher Incentive program, which supports Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s clean energy goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions statewide by 40 percent by 2030. The incentive program is administered by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and has provided nearly 600 rebates in New York State since 2013.

"This deployment represents one of the largest commitments to zero-emission vehicles of any airport authority in the U.S., and we applaud the Port Authority's goal of converting their entire bus fleet to electric vehicle technology,” said Ryan Popple, CEO of Proterra. 

“In our role as an integrator of these innovative technologies, we’re helping the Port Authority reduce its carbon footprint through this groundbreaking electrification project,” said Michael D. Smith, a senior vice president for Constellation, which is involved in the installation of the charging infrastructure.

Contact:
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
212-435-7777

 

 

 

Here's a video from NBC:

https://www.nbcnewyork.com/on-air/as-seen-on/Electric-Buses-Now-Rolling-Through-JFK-Airport_New-York-503273951.html

 

THe JFK and LGA buses will be numbered in the 800 series (801-806 are active at JFK), and it looks like the Newark ones will be in the 4900.

 

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1 hour ago, GojiMet86 said:

The PATHNYNJ will be replacing its 36-bus diesel fleet with Proterras.

Maybe someone knowe better, but isn't 36 too low a number? Doesn't it have like 90-something buses, with all the Orionv 700, 4900, and the second-hand New Flyers and Gilligs? Maybe it meant buses that are usually in service.

 

https://www.panynj.gov/press-room/press-item.cfm?headLine_id=3050

 

 

 

Here's a video from NBC:

https://www.nbcnewyork.com/on-air/as-seen-on/Electric-Buses-Now-Rolling-Through-JFK-Airport_New-York-503273951.html

 

THe JFK and LGA buses will be numbered in the 800 series (801-806 are active at JFK), and it looks like the Newark ones will be in the 4900.

 

Are they sure it's a good idea? Look at how MTA's proterras are doing, all OOS.

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34 minutes ago, Lawrence St said:

Are they sure it's a good idea? Look at how MTA's proterras are doing, all OOS.

Just because MTA's proterras are OOS, doesn't mean its a bad idea to get them......not every Proterra is the same, and there are a bunch of agencies that have them with less problems than ours.

Also, that can't even be compared. MTA's Proterras are primarily OOS because they failed a state mandated brake test, along with the brake harness in one of those buses falling apart.

They've been on the road lately, 18 and 19 are currently at the JFK vendor facility. 18 was at Academy's Hoboken garage a day or two ago as well.

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