INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Indianapolis won a $10 million grant Thursday to buy 22 electric buses.
The grant, which was given by Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery, will help purchase buses to will replace some of the 155 buses currently in use. The buses will have zero emissions. Each bus will cost $555,000.
Each bus will be able to get between six and eight hours of service per charge. The grant will fund a charging station at an IndyGo facility and Transit Center, which will open in late 2015.
The Mayor's office says this is part of a $12.5 million initiative. IndyGo is fronting the remaining $2.5 million.
Indy go hopes to have the busses in service by the end of next year.
The news broke in a tweet sent out Thursday morning by Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard.
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