CHICAGO (CBS) — The CTA will start testing six new all-electric buses on Friday.
You’ll recognize the new buses by their bright blue exterior.READ MORE: Man Killed In Shooting Near Gurnee Mills Mall
The CTA will test the performance of the buses over the next couple months.READ MORE: 14-Year-Old Boy Fatally Struck By Car In Lawndale; 12-Year-Old Girl In Critical Condition
The electric buses will travel the busy route #66, along Chicago Avenue between Navy Pier and Austin Boulevard.
The CTA said the buses feature a quiet ride, and clean air emissions, and will help reduce the agency’s fuel costs.
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