Roseville transition to electric buses receives boost with Fed funding

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Roseville Transit receives a grant to fund a bus fleet

ROSEVILLE, CA – Roseville Transit recently received $13.6 million in grant funding from Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to continue its fleet transition to zero-emission electric buses from diesel and gas buses.

Federal funding Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act It will allow the purchase of seven electric passenger buses, and eight electric dial-up buses to replace existing vehicles, developing the workforce, necessary charging equipment and construction costs.


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“We are very excited about this grant and the opportunity to continue developing our fleet to zero-emission standards while providing a convenient and affordable transportation option for our residents,” said Ed Schofield, Director of Alternative Transportation for the City of Roseville.

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Roseville was one of only 19 agencies in California to receive funding for the program. With $1.7 billion available nationwide, the FTA received more than $7.7 billion in applications. Roseville Transit was the only Sacramento area agency to receive funding through the program, receiving the full $13.6 million required funding. The financing will pay 85 percent of the vehicles and 90 percent of the freight infrastructure, with the remainder coming from local transportation funds.

In 2018, California announced that transportation fleets must convert to zero-emissions vehicles by 2040 as mandated California Air Resources Board. As part of the same mandate, by 2029, all future bus purchases in California should be zero-emissions.

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Roseville is currently building a $4.5 million bus charging facility in City’s Corporation Yard to accommodate the gradual transition of its fleet of 41 diesel and gas buses to electric buses. Construction is expected to be completed later this year.

Switching from clean diesel to all-electric buses will reduce fuel and maintenance costs. Affordable, reliable power will be provided by Roseville Electric Utility. Moreover, battery-powered buses will reduce emissions, help improve air quality in the area, and promote transportation as a smart transportation option.

Roseville Transit will use the new fleet of electric buses to improve access and mobility around the city as well as connect with neighboring communities in Placer and Sacramento counties.

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Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Acta bill to authorize funds for federal aid highways, highway safety programs, transit programs, and for other purposes.

(House of Representatives approved 221-201).
(Voted in the Senate 69-30).

local parliament positions
Tom McClintock – voted against
Doug Lamalva – voted against

read text Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

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