RTC aims for all-electric fleet by 2035

RENO, NV (KOLO) Keolis, a global transportation operator, will begin operating the Regional Transportation Commission's fixed-route bus service, RTC RIDE. The fixed-route bus network serves more than seven million annual passengers, including more than 20,000 weekday riders.

"We will be taking over the operations of it, we will be taking over and working in partnership with RTC and a lot of scheduling, and as we're doing that we're going to be doing a lot of data analytics," Abul Hassan of Keolis says.

Keolis employees have already been engaging with the community and taking steps to ensure a smooth transition ahead of services launching July 1, 2019.

Right now about one-third of RTC's fleet are electric. The goal is to have it at 100 percent by 2035.

"We're kind of pushing the limit of our fleet, what can be done with the technology and some leaps with that technology, so that we can continue to move that fleet forward," Mark Maloney of RTC says.

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