24 Jan ‘It’s a big deal’: Biden praises Madison’s transit system
President Joe Biden praised Madison on Friday for purchasing 46 electric buses to benefit the environment and public health.
Speaking at the White House to the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Biden said that, in addition to large projects like highways and bridges, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has been working with mayors to implement smaller climate-friendly projects as well.
“Like in Madison, Wisconsin, where Mayor (Satya) Rhodes-Conway is buying 46 electric buses, replacing those dirty diesels. … It’s a big deal,” the president said.
Rhodes-Conway announced last March that Madison will use $41.6 million in federal funding to buy 27 electric buses, more than half the funding needed for an all-electric Bus Rapid Transit fleet.