La Crosse in the market to buy more electric buses, charging station for MTU
More electric buses could be added soon to La Crosse’s MTU fleet.
The city council Finance & Personnel Committee will consider Thursday a plan to purchase two 35-foot electric buses, along with two charging stations.
The F&P Committee meets at 6 p.m. (agenda here), in the council chambers at City Hall.
City leaders also plan to upgrade the electrical grid at the bus barn on Isle La Plume. The proposal could be passed along to the full council meeting next week.
The MTU already has two electric buses in operation. The plan is to increase the charging facility so those buses can be charged more quickly.
President Joe Biden visited the La Crosse MTU facility in June of 2021, to promote electric and hybrid buses as part of the 10-year, $1 billion Inflation Reduction Act that was signed into law in the fall of 2022.