Pace Goal to Go All Electric by 2040

Frm the Environmenatl Defenders of McHenry County:

Update on Electrifying Pace – A HUGE WIN!

After years of advocacy, and with the help of more than 800 signatories, Pace agreed to suspend the purchase of additional diesel buses in 2021 and 2022.

On September 15, Pace announced a commitment to Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV) by 2040 in their strategic plan.

The revised Strategic Plan, “Driving Innovation,” is a huge shift from previous versions of the plan and showcases the power of grassroots advocacy.

In another huge win, Pace said they are firmly committed to ceasing the purchase of new diesel buses.

They also announced a $10 million plan to pilot electric bus infrastructure and bus purchases in Waukegan beginning in 2022 with a commitment to spend $50 million on electric buses over the next 5 years and to fully electrify the Waukegan fleet by 2026.

Their 2022-2026 capital budget includes the purchase of 52 electric buses, maintains and expands public transit service, and invests millions in charging infrastructure and equipment to facilitate electrification.

Although the purchase of additional CNG buses and the CNG garage expansion still supports fossil fuel investments with public tax dollars, they have taken a step in the right direction.


Pace Goal to Go All Electric by 2040 — 6 Comments

  1. I see route 505 buses going up and down Randall Road with hardly ever a passenger on them.

    Too many buses?

    At least make the buses smaller?

  2. Mr. Mader, that would make too much sense.

    The Global Warming Canard wasn’t working….. so the Plannedemic had to be launched.

  3. We have Smart Phones and cars that drive themselves.

    But we still haven’t figured out a way to launch all these Environmental Activists directly into the sun.

  4. Philadelphia, Duluth, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Los Angeles and Albuquerque all have had serious issues with their electric bus programs.

    At first, I thought PACE was going full batsh*t crazy, but then you see that outside of their small demonstration fleet, they’ll be shifting most new bus purchases to CNG, which makes fairly good sense.

    So PACE and the Defenders get to take a little green victory lap.

    Waukegan gets to be the guinea pig,


  5. Mellow Monk, quit smoking hash.

    It’s a gigantic boondoggle to bring more Section 8 criminals, wastrels and parasites to complete the ruination of this area.

    Hebron is unrecognizable.

  6. Monk won’t be laughing in 2027.
    He’ll be occupying a little cage.

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