The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has announced the successful completion of their transition to an all-electric bus fleet on the Metro G (Orange) Line in the San Fernando Valley. This offers Metro customers a non-polluting, quiet, and smooth riding experience.

The new electric buses contribute to Metro’s equity goals to reduce disparities in access to opportunity and health outcomes in key communities along the bus corridor. 

Metro started converting their bus fleet to electric buses in late July 2020. Since completing the transition from CNG to electricity, Metro has officially logged over 900,000 miles on the electric buses. 

“Metro is officially on the road to a zero-emissions future with its first official use of electric buses on a major Bus Rapid Transit Line,” said Metro Board Chair and Chair of the L.A. County Supervisors Hilda L. Solis.

 “This marks the beginning of Metro’s commitment and long-term investment in a healthier, more equitable, and sustainable bus fleet for Los Angeles County, one that helps our region reduce its greenhouse gas emissions at the tailpipe while greatly improving the customer experience.”

L.A. City Mayor and Metro Board member Eric Garcetti says, 

“The 2020s will be defined as the decade for climate action. Now, more than ever, bold and ambitious policies are needed to tackle climate change. Metro’s transition to electric buses on the G Line is a perfect example of a bold policy made real. We have proven that these next-generation buses are fully capable of meeting this popular bus line’s daily service needs.”