Seneca buying Two More Electric Buses to extend Service
In an effort to extend services further into the county, the Seneca City Council approved the purchase of two more low or no emission buses at their meeting last night. Seneca Mayor Dan Alexander gives details. “We approved the contract to accept the funding to purchase new buses to extend our routes in the Seneca area and parts of Oconee County. This is a partnership with the DOT, the Federal Transit Agency, Oconee County and the City of Seneca working in conjunction with Clemson Area Transit. I’m excited because I know it is going to hit some of those areas that we have been wanting to hit for the last 4 or 5 years. Part of this plan is to tie into Tri-County Technical College’s new campus that is opening in August, but these buses will probably roll out around April or May of 2019. We’re just looking forward to seeing our all-electric transit continuing to grow. A lot of hard work went into getting these applications and I appreciate all the city staff and our partners for what they do to help provide public transportation to people that need it and give them an opportunity to be able to get to work. Not everybody has transportation, so this is something that is very valuable to lots of people in our community.” These two new buses will expand the city’s fleet to eight low or no emission buses.