WASHINGTON COUNTY, OR (KPTV) – TriMet’s new all-electric fleet of buses will be powered entirely by wind, which is a transit industry first in the United States, according to the agency.

TriMet announced the move with project partner Portland General Electric Tuesday morning. The buses will run on Line 62 along Murray Boulevard in Washington County and can hold up to 40 people.

The agency says it plans to have a non-diesel bus fleet by 2040. So far, there are five battery-electric buses, thanks to a nearly $3.5 million federal grant and PGE.

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