The Maryland Transit Administration launched seven new zero-emission buses to the agency’s bus fleet.

“Today is truly a historic day for Maryland. In the public transportation agency, these seven buses represent a start of a program that puts your state on the road to cleaner transportation that will benefit Baltimore,” said Terry Garcia Crews, a FTA Regional Administrator.

The new buses are part of a pilot program to inform the agency’s transition to a zero-emission fleet which will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improving air quality for Maryland residents. Secretary Wiedefeld said that eventually there will be 800 zero-emission buses in the fleet.

Garcia Crews, speaking on behalf of U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg and Acting FTA Administrator Veronica Vanderpool, said that they have a goal to establish 50% of fleet transitioning to zero emissions by 2030. She also said that MTA will remove 500 million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions between 2025 and 2030.... Read More: FOX45