Champaign Urbana to get .78M for electric buses

(WAND) - U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) announced Tuesday distribution details for the $8.25 million in federal funding that he secur...

October 26, 2022
4:58 AM

(WAND) - U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) announced Tuesday distribution details for the $8.25 million in federal funding that he secured in the Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) Omnibus appropriations bill for electric buses.The funding will go toward acquiring more electric buses and constructing electric vehicle charging stations across the state. 'If we plan to live and work in a true 21st century economy, we must make way for electric vehicles in public transportation. Illinois has the workforce, institutions, and leadership to play an important role in the EV revolution,' Durbin said.