Climate Clips: Arlington Aims To Have Electric Buses Operating From Forthcoming Green Valley Facility By 2025

As work continues on a new Arlington Transit bus facility in Green Valley, Arlington is taking steps to make it work for electric buses. Electrifying buses is part of the county’s goal to reach carbon neutrality by 2050. To reach that goal, it needs to buy battery-powered electric buses and have a place to charge them.

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