Ben Franklin Transit demos electric bus

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RICHLAND, Wash. -- Ben Franklin Transit might be adding a new member to its fleet.

The transit service is testing out an all-electric bus. It gives off zero emissions.

The bus will run routes in town for a month. If BFT decides to buy it, the bus will cost about twice the price of a traditional one. But officials say electric buses are also cheaper to maintain and better for the future.

"It's as flexible as a diesel bus, and the entire goal is we are not burning fossil fuels: zero, none. And we have zero emissions that we put into our community," said Jerry Otto of the transit service.

The transit already has one electric bus. It has a target of 2020 to be running all electric buses.