Proterra, maker of the world’s first battery-electric, fast-charge transit bus will take part in the 2012 Bus & Paratransit Conference hosted by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). Topics range from policy and planning to today’s operating environment to technology. The conference takes place May 6-9, 2012 in Long Beach, Calif., and boasts over 30 educational sessions, workshops, presentations, special events and tours.
Proterra business development officer Joshua Goldman will be giving a short presentation on EV buses and participating as a moderator for the session Alternative Fuel and Propulsion Technologies: From Procurement Planning to Bus Maintenance Facility Design, Monday, May 7, 2:15-3:45 p.m. Goldman also serves as a current vice chair for APTA’s Clean Propulsion Committee. He will be giving a report during the committee’s meeting on Monday, May 7, 4:00-5:00 p.m. during the conference.
“Alternative-fuel vehicles and the technology that drives them are increasingly important as the transportation industry moves toward cleaner, more cost-effective solutions,” said Goldman. “I’m honored to participate on this panel and to provide an overview of EV buses. Proterra’s EcoRide can provide a true zero-emission solution, while drastically reducing operating costs.”
Goldman will be joined at the conference by Judy Dennis, Proterra’s new regional sales manager, and Vice President of Sales and Marketing Ian Shackleton. Proterra will participate as an exhibitor in the Products & Services Showcase, Tuesday, May 8, 10:30-2:00pm. Stop by booth #309 to meet the company’s EV experts and learn more about Proterra and its technology.