RIPTA to receive $5M in federal funds for electric-bus acquisitions

THE R.I. PUBLIC TRANSIT AUTHORITY has been allocated over $5 million in federal funds to purchase 15 battery-electric buses. / AP FILE PHOTO/SUSAN WALSH
THE R.I. PUBLIC TRANSIT AUTHORITY has been allocated over $5 million in federal funds to purchase 15 battery-electric buses. / AP FILE PHOTO/SUSAN WALSH
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Public Transit Authority will receive $5.1 million in federal funds to help purchase 15 battery-electric buses, Sen. Jack Reed announced Wednesday. The buses will replace 15 diesel-powered busses. The buses are expected to be acquired and in service by 2022. “RIPTA is committed to building a green fleet and this grant…

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