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Bermuda Govt Earns E-Mobility Award At CREF

Bermuda Govt Earns E-Mobility Award At CREF

At the recent Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum [CREF] awards ceremony, Minister of Transport Wayne Furbert accepted the E-Mobility Award on behalf of the Bermuda Government in “recognition of the strides made in advancing the electric bus fleet.” A Government spokesperson said, “In his acceptance speech, Minister Furbert thanked the... Read more of this article

Ten New Electric Buses Delivered This Week

Ten New Electric Buses Delivered This Week

Ten new electric buses have been delivered to the Department of Public Transportation [DPT] Headquarters this week and fifteen more are expected later this month, the Ministry announced today. “I am delighted to share that ten new electric buses have been delivered to the Department of Public Transportation [DPT] Headquarters this week. Additionally,... Read more of this article

Nine Electric Buses Had ‘Interrupted Service’

Nine Electric Buses Had ‘Interrupted Service’

“Nine electric buses had interrupted service on Tuesday as a result of excessive wet weather,” the Department of Public Transportation has confirmed. A spokesperson said, “Seven were quickly back in operation after review, and two buses are currently being assessed to be placed back in operation. “DPT ran the regular bus service... Read more of this article

Bermuda Wins E-Mobility Project Award At CREF

Bermuda Wins E-Mobility Project Award At CREF

The Department of Public Transportation team “won the Best E-Mobility Project Award at the Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum [CREF] for the progress of the electrification of the public bus fleet,” Minister of Transport Wayne Furbert said in the House of Assembly. The Minister said, “This is a significant accomplishment for the Department... Read more of this article

Transport Ministry Orders 40 More Electric Buses

Transport Ministry Orders 40 More Electric Buses

The “first 30 electric buses will save the Government $10.6M over the buses’ 12-year life span” and the Ministry “recently confirmed a second order of 40 electric buses,” Minister of Transport Wayne Furbert said. Speaking in the House of Assembly today [Feb 3] the Minister said, “30 electric pink and blue public buses... Read more of this article

Ministry Seeks Public Opinion Of Electric Buses

Ministry Seeks Public Opinion Of Electric Buses

“The Ministry of Transport is committed to building a sustainable and fully electric transportation infrastructure that is safe for the environment,” said the Minister of Transport Wayne Furbert. Minister Furbert added, “Bermuda has already experienced success this summer following the launch of the first thirty electric public buses. The buses... Read more of this article

Ministry Will Purchase Ten Additional Buses

Ministry Will Purchase Ten Additional Buses

“The Ministry will purchase ten additional new electric buses over the next few months, making almost 50% of the fleet electric,” Minister of Transport Lawrence Scott said in the House of Assembly today [June 17], adding that the Ministry also “intends to bring legislation to lay the foundation for fare digitization.” The Minister’s... Read more of this article

Students Receive Presentation On Electric Buses

Students Receive Presentation On Electric Buses

Students participating in the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute’s [BUEI] Youth Climate Summit Programme were given a presentation and tour of the Department of Public Transportation’s [DPT] new electric buses. A Government spokesperson said, “DPT Acting Operations Manager, Michael DeLeon, and Adrian Dill, Department of Energy highlighted... Read more of this article

Video: Press Conference On Electric Buses

Video: Press Conference On Electric Buses

[Updated] Minister of Transport Lawrence Scott, Acting Premier Walter Roban and representatives from RMI and Golden Dragon Bus Company are holding a press conference this morning [April 13] regarding the introduction of electric buses. We will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime the live video is below. Update: The live broadcast has... Read more of this article

Minister Scott: Update On New Electric Buses

Minister Scott: Update On New Electric Buses

The lower cost of the new electric buses “supports faster replenishment of the public bus fleet,” Minister of Transport Lawrence Scott said in the House of Assembly today [Feb 18], adding that while we have “not reached the point where we can eliminate cancellations” they “do not anticipate mass cancellations, as we have... Read more of this article

Column: New Era For Public Transportation

Column: New Era For Public Transportation

[Opinion column written by MP Dennis Lister III] Ten electric buses arrived on Wednesday, marking an exciting new era for public transportation in Bermuda. Environmentally friendly and designed to better navigate the islands’ narrow roads, the new fleet of buses is another step forward in ensuring our people have safe and reliable public transportation. Additionally,... Read more of this article

Photos: New Electric Buses Arrive In Bermuda

Photos: New Electric Buses Arrive In Bermuda

Brand new electric buses have arrived in Bermuda, with the Government saying the buses — which are scheduled to enter into service between March and April 2022 — will “significantly reduce costs” and “improve air quality.” Premier David Burt’s remarks: Premier Burt said, “Good Morning Minister, Director of the... Read more of this article

Videos: New Electric Buses Have Arrived

Videos: New Electric Buses Have Arrived

[Updated] Some of the new electric buses have arrived on-island, with the Government currently holding a press conference to provide more details, and you can watch live below. The official notices recently provided some details on the costs of the new electric buses, stating that Xiamen Golden Dragon Bus in China received $3,696,000 for electric... Read more of this article

Costs: Electric Buses & Minibuses For Schools

Costs: Electric Buses & Minibuses For Schools

An official Government notice has detailed some of the costs associated with minibuses for school and the new electric buses which are scheduled to go into service in April 2022. MiniBuses For School Bus Transportation The notice said that from September 2021 to April 2022 the Bermuda Executive Minibus Alliance was paid $222,175 for school bus transportation,... Read more of this article

30 Electric Buses Have Shipped From China

30 Electric Buses Have Shipped From China

30 new electric buses “have shipped from China and are en route to Bermuda via New York,” the Government has confirmed. Last month, Minister of Transport Lawrence Scott announced that 30 electric buses were purchased from Golden Dragon Bus Company in China, and they are scheduled to go into service in April 2022. The Minister noted that... Read more of this article

Column: Curtis Richardson On Electric Buses

Column: Curtis Richardson On Electric Buses

[Opinion column written by Junior Minister of Transport Senator Curtis Richardson] In 2022, Bermuda will begin to transition our bus fleet from the current fleet of diesel engines to a new fleet of reliable, environmentally efficient and cost effective electric buses. We have engaged the Bermuda Industrial Union throughout this transition and we are... Read more of this article