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Twin Cities Set Ambitious Target for Electric Buses

The planned opening of a new bus rapid transit line is the impetus for a larger-scale shift to electric buses by Metro Transit.
December 13, 2018, 11am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Janet Moore reports from the Twin Cities: "Metro Transit took a bold step Monday with plans to one day have all of its buses powered by electricity, joining other cities across the country making the move away from diesel fuel."

"Metro Transit has already purchased eight 60-foot articulated electric buses for C Line rapid bus service, which will link downtown Minneapolis with Brooklyn Center through the city’s north side," according to Moore. The C Line is expected to open to the public in summer 2019. If Metro Transit hits its new targets, it could see 125 electric buses delivered by 2022. The Metro Transit fleet totals 1,000 buses.

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Published on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 in Star Tribune
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