Thank you Jatrissa Wooten and 41NBC for covering the press conference on our TWO new ELECTRIC BUSES. We love SPARKY & BOLT! They will be ready to place on our NEW ROUTE named the SECOND STREET CORRIDOR in a few weeks. ????

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) –The Macon-Bibb Transit Authority rolled out two new rides Friday.

The two electrical buses have zero emission, and seats up to 32 passengers. One of the buses will be on a special route including serving the local hospitals. 

According to the MTA’s President & CEO, Craig Ross, the buses can run nearly 215 miles before recharging. He says gas is not needed.

“It’s healthier of course, it is very quiet, it’s not running right now but when it is it sounds just like that.There’s no noise and it helps with clean air,” said Ross. 

MTA got another grant of more than one-million dollars to buy two more electric buses.

Sparky (left) and Bolt (right) pose in front of Macon’s Historic Terminal Station after making their debut at a press conference. Thanks to photographer Walter Kirk, South Company.