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Proterra, FTA to discuss new tech at APTA Sustainability Conference

Proterra, provider of zero-emission commercial transit solutions and maker of the world’s first battery-electric fast-charge transit bus, will discuss how new fleet technology can provide a sustainable solution for transit fleets – economically, environmentally and fiscally. The event, organized by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), focuses on the connection between sustainability and “state of good repair” (SOGR), and how innovative partnerships are being forged to advance both objectives.

The conference will take place August 5 – 8, in Philadelphia, PA at the Marriott Downtown Hotel.

Joshua Goldman, Proterra director of business development, will be part of a panel discussion focused on sustainability as it relates to new technologies and new fleets. This peer exchange will take place on Tuesday, August 7 from 9:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Other speakers on this panel are Matthew Lesh, TIGGER program manager for the Federal Transit Authority (FTA), Stephanie Shipp from HDR Engineering, and John Glidden, chief financial officer from the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Inc. Collette Erickson, chief sustainability officer for New York City Transit, will act as the session moderator.

The company has recently announced key contract wins and delivered buses to several transit agencies across the country. VIA Metropolitan Transit, San Antonio, TX, and StarMetro, Tallahassee, FL, are anticipated to roll out Proterra buses in the next six months.

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