Everett To Switch To Electric Buses

July 23, 2016

Everett, Everett Government

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Old diesel buses will be replaced by electric buses in Everett

Electric buses will be coming to Everett soon. Earlier this week, Congressman Rick Larsen, announced that the City of Everett has been awarded a $3,358,459 competitive grant to help reduce carbon emissions in city buses.

The grant was made possible by the Low or No Emissions Bus Program which was authorized by the five-year transportation bill Larsen helped pass last year. The legislation secured a total of $3.5 billion in highway funding and $1.2 billion in transit funding to improve Washington state’s infrastructure.

“This is good news for the City of Everett,” said Larsen. “In Washington state transportation means jobs and these resources will help Snohomish County lead when it comes to an energy efficient system of public transportation while also reducing local carbon emissions.”

“This grant is an investment in creating a healthier community in Everett,” said Tom Hingson, Everett Transit Director. “The funding will allow us to replace 22-year-old diesel buses with all-electric, battery-operated buses. It’s really the first step in our efforts to modernize Everett Transit’s fixed-route fleet.”

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