GILLIG delivers four battery-electric buses to DTC

Aug. 18, 2021
Funding for the buses was provided through a 2019 FTA Low-No Program grant award.

The Delaware Transit Corporation (DTC) has taken delivery of four battery-electric buses from GILLIG.

Funding for the buses was provided through a 2019 Low-No Program grant award.

The Federal Transit Administration Low-No Program helps fund the purchase or lease of zero-emission and low-emission transit buses and supporting facilities that use advanced technologies.

“We’re excited to partner with DTC on building these clean-energy buses,” said Bill Fay, vice president of sales at GILLIG. “Our buses provide agencies and their customers with reliable, safe, efficient and quiet public transportation. Electric public transit helps not only in reducing air pollution but contributes to eliminating roadway congestion.”

“We’re pleased to receive the new GILLIG electric buses and add them to our growing electric bus fleet,” added DTC Chief Operating Officer Rich Paprcka. “DTC and GILLIG have a long-term relationship and we are confident that these electric buses will improve service, reliability and help DTC reach its zero-emissions fleet goal of 10 percent in the near future.”

Paprcka adds that the new buses will serve the Wilmington and Rehoboth service areas.

The 40-foot, Altoona-tested buses have a maximum capacity of 75 passengers and feature a Cummins electric powertrain.