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Federal Grant to Help Fund Six Electric Buses

News Release, City of Lincoln Mayor’s Office

Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird has announced a $2.6 million federal transit grant that will support the City’s sustainability efforts by promoting the use of electric buses. The grant is from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration as part of the Low- or No-Emission Vehicle Program (Low-No).

The City has been planning to replace six buses, and the grant will allow them to be replaced with electric buses rather than ones fueled by diesel or compressed natural gas (CNG). The grant will also fund three charging stations and additional training. The new buses will replace six diesel buses built in 2004. Each of those buses has logged an average of 450,000 miles. The electric buses are expected to be delivered in the second quarter of 2021 and in service the summer of 2021. Read more here.