'A pretty big deal' | City announces it received federal grant to buy four more electric buses

September 20, 2022

This will bring the total of all-electric battery powered buses in RYDE Racine’s transit fleet to 13, resulting in nearly 40% of the systems fixed-route fleet being zero-emission. The city was one of only 150 awardees nationwide to receive funding from the program, and the only recipient in Wisconsin. This recently announced award will pay for the replacement of four 2011 diesel buses with more than 450,000 miles driven each. FTA’s Low or No Emission (Low-No) Grant Program makes funding available to help transit agencies purchase or lease U.S.-built low or no emission vehicles that use advanced technologies for transit operations. “The City of Racine continues to lead the way in the transition to a cleaner and more efficient mass transit system,” Mason stated.

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