Rep. Peter DeFazio’s work on a bill to improve infrastructure throughout the U.S. has come home to help out Corvallis. The Corvallis Transit System (CTS) has received funding to purchase two electric buses, as well as the charging depot to keep them running.
The new buses will replace two older buses that rely on diesel fuel. Of the other 13 buses in the CTS fleet, two are already electric. This will take the city another step closer to the goal of an all electric fleet.
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law which was signed by President Joe Biden earlier this year will be providing the $2.6 million grant needed to make these new buses happen – with help from the Low or No Emission Grant Program which invests more than $12 billion each year toward modernizing transit systems.
Our’s was one of six grants awarded in the state – and the only one awarded to a city government.