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Electric Buses Coming To 16th Street Mall

DENVER (CBS4) - Say your goodbyes to the old shuttle buses on the 16th Street Mall.

RTD is phasing out the current fleet of buses on Denver's popular downtown pedestrian mall and will be introducing new electrical buses.

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(credit: RTD)

The phasing out process will take place over the next few weeks.

The new shuttles are red and have air conditioning, an upgrade over the current buses. RTD has ordered 36 of the new shuttles.

"We will charge them at night and we will run them all day," said RTD spokeswoman Tina Jaquez. "They also have air conditioning, which is a change from our existing fleet."

The buses that are being replaced are have more than 200,000 miles on them. Many have been running the free shuttle route, which runs up and down 16th Street from Union Station to Civic Center Station, for the past 16 years.

The new buses will be shown to the public at Skyline Park at 11 a.m.

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