Green and quiet? That’s what CTA says new fleet of electric buses will deliver

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Pictured Above:The CTA has approved the purchase of 20 all-electric buses like this one on 79th Street in Chicago on June 13, 2018. (Abel Uribe / Chicago Tribune) chicagotribune.com

The addition of the electric buses comes as the CTA continues to see a decline in overall ridership on its 1,800-bus fleet. The number of riders dropped from about 274 million in 2015 to 249 million in 2017, according to the city’s data portal.

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