Leaders gathered in Silver Spring to launch the region’s first integrated electric bus charging depot.
The Brookville Bus Depot is the nation’s largest solar bus charging infrastructure project, according to the county. Montgomery County has 14 Ride On electric buses and the Brookville Bus Depot should meet full charging capacity — which is 70 buses — by 2026. The county expects to purchase more buses after a new procurement contract is complete next year.
The project is a partnership with the energy-as-a-service company AlphaStruxure. Leaders broke ground last year in September.
Just last week, Montgomery County Public Schools celebrated having the largest electric school fleet in the nation.