Madison to receive $7.5M grant from VW cheating settlement for new diesel buses
or the second time in two years the city of Madison is planning to use money from the Volkswagen emissions cheating settlement fund to buy diesel-powered buses.

The city is in line to receive $7.5 million from the state-administered fund as part of a second round of transit capital grants announced Wednesday by Gov. Tony Evers’ administration.

The funds will offset the cost to replace 15 buses with an average of more than 430,000 miles on the odometer. The city will repay 75% of the funds — roughly $5.6 million — through reductions in state aid....

...“Just because of the future proofing,” said Jane McCurry, director of the electric vehicles program at Renew Wisconsin. “If we’re making investments today in vehicles that will still be running 15 years from now … we need to start investing in electric transportation now.”...

Ken Notes: I am with RENEW Wisconsin on this one, we need to look at electric technologies now! We have technology available for use that is carbon free, why spend money on the very tech that VW was sued for in the first place. At the very least we need a Terrace to Terrace all electric bus/trolley system to demonstrate the tech works and start to return tourism to the area.

Hometown Trolley is a Wisconsin company that has offered to demonstrate their products, show us a working system in another community,  or help us in anyway they can.


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