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Colorful murals wrap city’s first electric buses

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 by Tai Moses

The city’s first electric buses launched this week, festooned with original artwork created by student artists from Campbell Elementary School. In a contest held by Capital Metropolitan Transit Authority and Creative Action, second- through fifth-graders at the school were given an assignment to make art around the theme of a healthier planet. The judges, who were chosen from community arts groups, selected 23 winners who were unveiled at a ceremony at the school last week. According to a news release, Capital Metro is “working on a new smart charging facility in North Austin, which, once complete, will be able to house and charge 214 electric buses (about half of the city’s current fleet).”

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