Burlington, North Carolina Becomes Battery-Electric with Delivery of Two BYD | RIDE Buses
Burlington, NC. (8/25/23) – BYD | RIDE delivered two K7M 30’ battery-electric buses to the City of Burlington in North Carolina to serve the passengers of its Link Transit Fleet.
The zero-emission BYD | RIDE buses will be utilized in Burlington’s public transit system, Link, which has five routes covering Burlington, Gibsonville, Elon, and Alamance Community College. The 30-foot buses fit up to 22 passengers and are equipped with the industry’s safest batteries, providing a smooth, quiet, and sustainable ride throughout its bustling city.
These buses and associated chargers were purchased off the State of Georgia statewide cooperative procurement which allowed the City of Burlington the ability to purchase in line with federal rules for the purchases of transit vehicles under 49 U.S.C. § 5323(u), administered within the guidelines of the Federal Transit Administration.
“BYD | RIDE applauds the City of Burlington for making the transition to clean, zeroemission transportation,” said BYD’s Senior Vice President, Patrick Duan. “We are thrilled they chose our K7M to help redefine the future of transportation by transitioning to green technology.”
The City of Burlington increased accessibility to clean transportation and mobility by connecting its pedestrian walkways, greenways and bikeways to the Link bus stops, where passengers can ride on a zero-emission BYD | RIDE bus.
“We are excited to give Link Transit passengers the opportunity to ride a zero emissions transit bus with more capacity”, stated John Andoh, Link Transit Manager. “As Link Transit replaces its buses in the future, those replacements would also become zero emissions battery electric buses as well. We are doing our part to make the environment better for future generations”.
The buses are purpose-built by members of the Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation (SMART) Workers Union, Local 105, at the BYD | RIDE Coach and Bus Facility located in Lancaster, CA. Learn more about Link Transit, its routes, and how to ride at www.linktransit.org or call (336) 222-LINK. Follow Link Transit on Twitter @LinkTransitNC, Facebook @LinkTransitNC and on Instagram @LinkTransitNC.
You can also track Link Transit in real time by visiting www.mylinktransit.org, calling (336) 429-5465 and input the bus stop number, texting “LINK ” to 41411, downloading the Transit App, Moovit App from App Store and Google Play store or using Apple Maps, Google Maps or Bing Maps to plan a trip in real time. ###
About Link Transit
Link Transit operates five fixed routes and a door-to-door demand response service for persons with disabilities is available in Burlington, Gibsonville, Elon and to/from Alamance County Offices and Alamance Community College, Monday through Saturday. All routes meet in Downtown Burlington at the transfer hub located at Worth Street and Webb Avenues. Link Transit is funded with local, state and federal funds. Learn more about Link Transit at www.linktransit.org or call (336) 222.LINK.
About BYD | RIDE
BYD | RIDE, which stands for Build Your Dreams, is the world’s leading battery-electric bus manufacturer with over 80,000 vehicles on the road globally, and more than 1,000 vehicles on the road or in production in the United States. BYD | RIDE is creating hundreds of American jobs, making battery-electric buses that are helping to clean our air while improving efficiency and the bottom line for our customers. Follow BYD | RIDE on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.