Pullman Transit welcomed the newest 35-foot fully electric GILLIG coach bus this Friday, the third since July 2021.
Once its road-ready, about 40% of the fleet will consist of either fully electric or hybrid-electric buses.
In October 2021, the City Council approved the acceptance of a Federal Transit Administration grant that paid about 80% of the total cost of the new bus, nearly $715,000.
The bus is expected to hit the road sometime after the New Year after some routine prep work.
A grant application was submitted to the Washington State Department of Transportation in early October, setting wheels in motion for two more electric buses to be added to the fleet.