More electric buses may be on the way to Wichita.
The City Council voted Tuesday to move forward on a federal grant application for the purchase of six electric buses.
If approved, the nearly $6 million grant could mean electric buses on the street as early as 2019. Electric buses are quieter, better for the environment and more fuel efficient than diesel buses.
The city has applied for two other grants and has received $4 million, according to Mike Tann, Wichita’s transit director.