Alabama NewsCenter — Federal award to help University of Alabama electrify Crimson Ride1 min read
By Adam Jones
University of Alabama
With nearly $8 million in federal transit money, the University of Alabama will replace a quarter of its transit system buses with electric buses, reducing emissions and further positioning UA and the region as a hub for the electric vehicle ecosystem.
The $10 million project, which includes $2 million in matching funds from UA, involves installing electric charging infrastructure for the eight new Crimson Ride buses and working with Shelton State Community College to train workers to service the buses, part of a workforce development initiative to ready Alabamians for the emerging, well-paying electric vehicle industry and infrastructure.
Crimson Ride gives about 2 million rides annually to the campus community, including stops off campus and service on football game days.
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