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City of Rock Hill to Debut First Electric Bus of New, Free, Fixed-Route Transit System

Post Date:03/15/2019 4:56 PM
The City of Rock Hill, in partnership with Winthrop University, Piedmont Medical Center and Family Trust Federal Credit Union, will hold an event on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 10 AM at Fountain Park to debut the first electric bus of the new fixed-route transit system, My Ride Rock Hill.

Mayor John Gettys will welcome guests, followed by comments from representatives of the partner organizations. Finally, Erick Hawkins, the transit administrator, will share details about the fare-free bus system. The first bus will be on display for attendees to experience.

My Ride Bus Debut
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 10 AM
Fountain Park, 300 E. Main Street, Rock Hill, SC 29730
(Event staged on Saluda Street, between E. Main and E. Black Streets)

Attendees are encouraged to park in the Elizabeth Lane parking deck, 116 Elizabeth Lane, located adjacent to Fountain Park Place. On-street parking is also available on E. Main and E. Black Streets.

My Ride Rock Hill uses all electric buses manufactured in Greenville, SC by Proterra, Inc. The fleet will include seven Proterra Catalyst® 35-foot buses serving four fixed routes, running seven days a week.

Bus service was originally scheduled to start in April; however, due to a delay with the manufacturing process, we expect to take delivery of the final bus in June. Full service is scheduled to begin on Monday, July 1, 2019.

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