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2 R.I. school districts awarded $9.8M for electric buses

WASHINGTON (AP) – Two Rhode Island school districts were awarded $9.8 million combined Wednesday from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean School Bus...
EASY CHARGE: A rendering provided by the R.I. Public Transit Authority shows one of the overhead systems that will enable bus drivers to pull up and charge the bus for five to nine minutes through a connection on the roof. There will be overhead connectors for multiple buses at a $6.7 million charging station to be constructed in Cranston. 

$6.7M charging station to boost electric buses

Going electric is about to get a little easier for the R.I. Public Transit Authority. The bus agency is preparing to start construction on a...
JACK F. REED announced $1.5 million in federal funds for the R.I. Public Transportation Authority's acquisition of all-electric buses. / COURTESY OFFICE OF JACK F. REED

Reed announces $1.5M for electric buses for RIPTA

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Public Transit Authority has received $1.5 million in federal funds to purchase new all-electric buses and associated infrastructure, Sen. Jack...
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