(CALIFORNIA)

Citizens and visitors to Los Angeles will soon be able to jump aboard clean electric-powered buses thanks to a decision made in the city last week.

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), which currently runs a fleet of more than 2,200 buses, announced it will move to using electric vehicles by 2030.

“We thank the entire Metro Board and staff for leading the way to a zero emission future for LA County,” a statement from the Los Angeles County Electric Bus Coalition said“LA Metro’s decision to switch from fossil fuel, gas-powered buses to 100% clean, electric buses will reduce greenhouse gas emissions while cutting the air pollution that is poisoning our communities, and improve the quality of life for the 9.6 million people who live, work, play and breathe in this region.”