Here we go Macon — Monday morning, our long awaited electric buses, affectionately named Sparky & Bolt, hit the road! MTA has waited for this day for nearly four years.
In 2017, MTA won a federal grant of $1.75 million, the only transit authority in the state of Georgia to win a grant and one of the top prizes to purchase two gleaming new electric buses.
Sparky & Bolt make MTA the only transit authority in Georgia providing public bus service aboard electric buses. Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta and the University of Georgia already have electric buses, but they only operate on their own campuses.
Thanks to Macon-Bibb County for SPLOST funds for the $1.2 million charging station which keeps Sparky & Bolt running.
Reminder: Sparky operates on the NEW SECOND STREET CORRIDOR ROUTE and Bolt’s route will vary.
The NEW SECOND STREET CORRIDOR route is 8 miles long and one-hour in duration AND, for the first time ever, drives right up to Coliseum Hospital. MTA welcomes Coliseum Medical Centers to the Second Street Corridor route!
MTA Keeps Macon Moving — Come Ride With Us!!