U.S. Senate proposes $73 billion for electric buses

Democrat Chuck Schumer and Senator Sherrod Brown announced their proposal to allocate $73 billion for the introduction of 70,000 national transit buses. The corresponding measures are aimed at transitioning the U.S. to an environmentally friendly transportation system, as reported by Reuters on Tuesday, May 4.

Chuck Schumer and Sherrod Brown pointed out that only 2 percent of U.S. buses are zero-emission vehicles, so the senators’ initiative is to direct money toward electrifying transit vans and other vehicle types, and to require the purchase of dedicated vehicles exclusively made in the United States.

Earlier, on April 23, U.S. President Joe Biden said Washington was encouraged by statements made by Russian President Vladimir Putin during the UN climate summit. He also stressed the readiness of the United States to cooperate with Russia on this issue.