It’s Electric!

2023-11-02T18:13:45-07:00| Categories: Blog| Tags: |

The mood was electric as the newest RTC buses were introduced to the community on Nov. 1. The RTC marked the occasion with Representative Dina Titus (D-NV), NV Energy and the Nevada Conservation League by pushing the “on” button to turn on one of four new battery electric buses.

The new battery electric buses represent the agency’s commitment to innovation, sustainability and reduction of emissions in a number of different ways. 

  • Environmental benefits – the technology produces no tailpipe emissions reducing the community’s carbon footprint.
  • Cost savings – this innovative technology has fewer moving parts which means it is less expensive to operate.
  • Energy efficiency – the vehicles are extremely energy efficient, converting a significant amount of energy into motion, reducing waste and dependence on fossil fuels.
  • Enhanced passenger experience – the buses make very little noise and provide a smoother, vibration-free ride.

On hand for the celebration at the Nevada Conservation League offices were Rep. Titus, NV Energy Vice President Marie Steele, Nevada Conservation League Executive Director Kristee Watson, RTC Board Chair and Clark County Commissioner Justin Jones, RTC CEO M.J. Maynard and other dignitaries.

The new vehicles were made possible thanks to increased federal funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and NV Energy’s Economic Recovery Transportation Electrification Plan.

The four new buses, along with two hydrogen fuel cell electric buses that were added to the fleet in 2023, signify a pivotal moment in RTC’s 30 year-history of providing transit and demonstrate the agency’s commitment to its goal of converting to a zero-emission fleet.

To learn more about this new technology, visit

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