BAE Systems, a world leader in electric propulsion systems, announced its selection by New York City Transit Authority to supply 435 electric hybrid power and propulsion systems for its new fleet of transit buses, reducing carbon emissions and fuel consumption.
Steve Trichka, vice president and general manager of Power & Propulsion Solutions at BAE Systems commented that, they were committed to collaborating with New York as it strived to reduce transportation emissions and improve air quality in the communities across the state. The company’s Series-E system provided transit operators with a highly reliable, flexible option that brought their state one step closer to a zero emission future.
The Series-E systems will be produced at the company’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Endicott, New York, which provide more than 1,300 high-tech jobs in the state.
Donna Lupardo, Assemblywoman for New York State said that, it was a great day for New York’s Southern Tier as BAE Systems of Endicott had been selected to provide electric hybrid bus technology to New York City Transit Authority. The BAE Systems contract was just one of many from cities around the world that could say its transportation system had been built and supported by a New York company, based right in their community. She is very proud to have supported their winning bid and wished them continued success in the future.