MTA begins electric bus pilot program in NYC

NEW YORK (WABC) -- The MTA turns towards the future Tuesday, rolling out the city's first all-electric buses.

Tests will begin Tuesday with 10 new buses on the B-32 route between Brooklyn and Queens and the M-42 and M-50 routes in Midtown.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says the new fleet is part of a plan to modernize the MTA and reduce emissions.

The agency is expected to order an additional 60 buses after the pilot program.
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