Santa Rosa CityBus plans to buy 4 electric buses, in 1st step toward a zero-emission fleet

by Kevin Fixler, Press Democrat

With nearly $3 million in federal money, Santa Rosa CityBus will begin to shift gears toward going electric.

The city’s transportation and public works department recently learned it was awarded $1.78 million in Federal Transit Administration dollars dedicated to improving the nation’s bus safety and reliability through vehicle and infrastructure upgrades. Santa Rosa also came away last year with about $1.2 million through the competitive grant program and now plans to use the total pot to buy its first four zero-emission buses.

“We were lucky. We didn’t think we would be able to strike gold twice,” said Jason Nutt, director of Santa Rosa transportation and public works. “We need these types of windfalls to be able to keep up with the program.”

Read more: https://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/8821698-181/santa-rosa-citybus-plans-to?utm_source=Clean+Power+Exchange&utm_campaign=a9a50f7d4a-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_06_19_07_43_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_2a4ac59088-a9a50f7d4a-381775837

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