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Wichita to operate the first electric buses in Kansas


November 10, 2019

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita will add the state's first electric buses to its public transit fleet in hopes of saving hundreds of thousands of dollars and reducing greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming.

The first bus is expected to hit the road this month, while an additional 10 should come into service next year, KCUR reported . The city's transit director, Mike Tann, won a $2 million federal grant that allowed the city to purchase four new electric buses from manufacturer ProTerra.

Tann also bought seven smaller electric buses from a company called Custom Coach Work...

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