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City of Racine electrifies 25% of its fleet

by Jeremy Williamson

Launching RYDE Racine’s Electric Bus Fleet into Service

City of Racine, WI – The City of Racine is electrifying its transit system by rolling out 9 all-electric buses to serve the public. 25% of Racine’s transit fleet will be electrified, making it the largest electric fleet in the State of Wisconsin.

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The City of Racine received $6,190,906.00 from the Wisconsin Department of Administration’s Volkswagen Transit Capital Assistance Grant Program to fund the purchase of six electric buses and related infrastructure. Additionally, the city was awarded $3,183,723 from the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Transit Authority (FTA) Low or No Emission Vehicle Program (“Low-No Program”) to buy three additional electric buses, bringing the total to nine. Racine was the only city in the state to receive this allocation, and 1 of only 41 other transit jurisdictions nationwide to receive this funding.

To learn more about this initiative, please contact the City of Racine’s Transit Manager, Trevor Jung at trevor.jung@cityofracine.org.


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