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Milwaukee County to increase number of future electric buses to 15

Posted at 8:41 PM, Nov 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-09 21:41:13-05

The Milwaukee County Transit System recently passed their 2019 budget which made room to increase their fleet of electric buses to 15.

According to our partners at the Milwaukee Business Journal, the BRT line, which is what the hybrid buses will ride on, is expected to cost $53.5 million to build.

Although the total cost of the fleet is unknown, each bus is expected to cost between $800,000 and $900,000. 

Current diesel buses cost around $500,000 each, but having the electric ones will drastically cut expenses tied to gas.

The buses do not have an exact release date but are expected to be in use by 2021.