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Chicago Transit Authority tests electric buses

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Transit Authority is testing more electric-powered buses on the city’s streets. CTA officials say six prototype buses will be used for passengers on the 66 Chicago route that runs east and west. Based on the buses’ performance on the road, CTA officials plan to OK the manufacture of 17 more electric buses. The agency said each electric bus manufactured by Proterra costs about $900,000 under the CTA’s contract for a total of 23 buses. According to the CTA, the buses can run between 75 and 120 miles on a charge.

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