One of two electric buses recently purchased by the City of Norman and soon to go into service will be on display for viewing and touring on January 31 from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Municipal Complex, 201 W. Gray.
“The new 35-foot buses are replacing two nineteen year old diesel buses in our fleet and, in addition to being more environmentally-friendly, include a variety of new amenities for our riders,” said Taylor Johnson, Transit & Parking Program Manager for the City of Norman. “We are excited to show residents this new addition to our fleet and offer information about our transit services here in Norman.”
Such amenities include USB charging ports and a modern wheelchair securement system. The buses were financed with a combination of funds, including grants from the Federal Transit Administration and the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality. The buses are intended to go into service in the near future once the City has provided final acceptance to the manufacturer and training has been completed for maintenance staff, operators, and first responders.
Parties interested in viewing or touring will be able to locate the bus in the parking lot east of Building C.
To learn more about public transit in Norman, visit embarkok.com/norman.