“The buses were purchased using Federal Transit Administration and Bay Area Air Quality Management District grants along with the revenue from the county’s Measure A sales tax and Measure B vehicle registration fees.
Golden Gate Transit has been testing the buses since they arrived in September, and will now be testing them in Marin. As a result, the buses will drive no more than 80 miles per day. Once drivers are properly trained, the buses will be deployed on regular Marin Transit routes, Whelan said.
The pilot project will also allow Marin Transit to assess the costs to maintain electric buses by considering factors like electricity rates, construction of charging stations and maintenance.”
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