Mercer Transportation, the nation’s largest commuter rail operator, says it is adding to its fleet of new buses and buses in North Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia.
The company announced Thursday that it will replace some of its fleet with new, higher-capacity buses in the states.
The buses will be able to travel up to 70 miles on a single charge, according to a statement.
The buses will operate on the same route every day of the year.
The new buses will cost $5 million to build.
Mercer Transportation is already in North and South Carolina, Virginia, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, North Dakota and Iowa, according the company’s website.
Mercer said it is expanding its fleet in the coming months.
The company said it plans to install buses in more markets across the country in the next year.
Mercedez-Benz also announced a deal to provide additional capacity for its buses.
The deal includes a two-year contract with the company that allows Mercedez to deliver the buses in addition to its own fleet.
Mercedes-Benz, the world’s largest automaker, has a fleet of nearly 1,500 buses in nearly 40 states.
Its buses are available in more than 150 countries, including Canada, Germany, Italy, Spain, Spain and France.
Mercury reported a revenue of $5.5 billion in fiscal year 2017, up more than 14 percent from a year earlier.