Spokane Transit Authority receives $500,000 to upgrade to electric buses

Spokane Transit Authority receives $500,000 to upgrade to electric buses

Spokane buses are going green.

The Washington Department of Ecology awarded $9.4 million to buy 19 electric transit buses in Spokane, Clark, Lewis, Benton, Pierce, Snohomish and King counties.

According to a post by Spokane Transit Authority, Spokane will receive $500,000 to use toward upgrading diesel to electric buses.

That same post went on to say that the Zero Emission Fleet Transition study underway will guide the routes, timing and vehicles they choose to upgrade. That study is being done by the Center for Transportation and the Environment and WSP, an engineering consulting firm.

Twenty two million dollars total from the VW settlement will go toward paying for electric transit buses and low-emission school buses.

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