City goes green with gasless mini-buses

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Photo: courtesy of city of Quebec

An Écolobus drives through the Kent Gate on a trial run in the Old City.

There will be a new buzz in the Old City this summer; the neighbourhood, however, is about to get a whole lot quieter. A fleet of eight small electric RTC buses will roll off the line on June 14 to accommodate both residents and tourists, free of charge. The launch of the two-year Écolobus pilot program is the second phase of the city of Quebec’s new transit strategy in the Old City.