Princeton University’s ambitious and influential campus plan for sustainable energy use reached another milestone this fall when the University celebrated its new fleet of electric buses and charging facilities at a grand opening ceremony Oct. 26.
“TigerTransit’s 17 new electric buses advance our campus sustainability goals [and] exemplify the changes we are pursuing as an institution and as a society,” Princeton University President Christopher L. Eisgruber said at the event, held at the University’s new bus-charging station at 755 Alexander St. in West Windsor. “They eliminate 500 metric tons of tailpipe emissions from the campus and local communities, annually. Our air is cleaner because of this project.”
Eisgruber underscored the collaborative vision and effort that enabled the University’s electric bus fleet and charging stations to become a reality. “This progress is the result of a remarkable collaboration between campus and regional partners, other universities, public transit agencies and private companies,” he said.