City of Pullman to add third electric bus to transit system

Some new buses arrive next month; new charging stations installed in Pullman Transit garage

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The third electric bus is expected to arrive in Pullman in 18 months.

SAYDEE PHOTHIVONGSA, Evergreen reporter

Pullman Transit expects to receive two electric buses in June and a third next year with help from federal funding. 

The Washington State Department of Transportation notified Pullman city officials last week of a grant award bringing the third electric bus to the transit system, according to a news release by Pullman Transit and Dial-A-Ride. 

According to the release, charging stations were installed in the Pullman Transit garage over the fall and winter with help from a state Green Transportation Capital Grant

Federal grant funding is also responsible for the purchase of the other two fully electric buses, which are expected to arrive around or on June 10, according to the release. 

The third bus will arrive in about 18 months. All three buses are replacing diesel coach buses from the 1990s, according to the release.