SO.CA.T.A.: Converting transit buses to all electric

Southern California Transit Advocates is having a presentation by Macy Neshati Vice President, Sales & Marketing for Complete Coach Works on their 100% electric Zero Emission Propulsion System for remanufactured transit bus. Question and answer discussion will follow.

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The Myth of the Magic Bus: The Weird Politics and Persistently Strange Logic Behind the Orange Line

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