Dubuque to unveil new buses in 2021
DUBUQUE, Iowa (KCRG) - The City of Dubuque is previewing a new type of bus that will hit the streets with it’s Jule transit service in 2021.
The Gillig buses will replace aging models of buses and include a few new features. The city says the biggest enhancement is a ramp to make it easier for people with mobility issues to get on and off the bus. THe current buses use a wheelchair lift that can be slow to operate.
The Gillig buses also run quieter engines than the current fleet. The city also noted a rear entrance that will make it easier to social distance with the driver as riders get on and off.
The four new buses cost nearly $400,000 but federal grants covered all but about $60,000 of that total. The city says the new buses will be in service soon.
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