Electric Buses Come to Duluth

New Grant Will Fund Six New Electric Buses

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It looks like Duluth is about to get greener.

U.S. Representative Rick Nolan announced that $6.3 million will be given to the Duluth Transit Authority for next generation electric buses.

These buses are built from a composite fiber and will weigh less allowing for a longer distance per charge.

In addition to these buses, two charging stations will be installed along bus routes to give them a quick charge as the DTA’s Director of Administration and Planning, Jim Heilig mentioned.

“So we want to charge pretty much every hour and it’ll be a five to seven minute charge, and then we will be fully charged and ready to go and ready to go another 25, 30 miles,” said Heilig.

The six buses are planned to replace older diesel buses later on this year with plans to replace additional buses later in the future.

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