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Reid announces $4.6 million for electric buses

By ThisIsReno


Sen. Harry Reid today announced a $4,650,523 million grant for three electric buses in Reno that will travel from the Riverwalk District to the University of Nevada, Reno. The Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County will receive the funding for three 35-foot composite-body electric buses that will replace three diesel buses.

“These clean buses will extend the life of Reno’s downtown bus system for years to come, which is good news for tourists, college students and Nevadans commuting to and from work,” Reid said. “The electric buses are designed for efficiency in Northern Nevada’s high desert climate and will help improve the health, environment and well-being of residents and tourists in Reno.”

This project combines energy efficient, composite electric buses with fast-charging lithium ion batteries and fuel cell auxiliary power needed for air conditioning in high desert climates.