San Jose To Test Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bus

Three zero emission buses or ZEBs to operate on different routes in Bay area for two year trial period.

Published: 05-Apr-2005

Through the month of April, passengers can ride a new hydrogen-powered bus being tested on two routes operated by the Valley Transportation Authority in Santa Clara County.

The so-called "ZEB" -- for zero emission bus -- will operate as extra service and run weekdays from approximately 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on routes 45 and 33. Line 45 serves Penitencia Creek Light Rail Station via Piedmont and Cropley in San Jose and line 33 serves Baypointe Light Rail Station to the Great Mall's Main Transit Center via McCarthy Ranch in Milpitas.

The bus is powered by a fuel-cell that converts hydrogen gas and oxygen into electricity to power the bus.

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