Coming soon: a BFT electric bus near you

TRI-CITIES, Wash. -- BFT could be the first bus system in the country to use an electric bus.

BFT workers are currently trying to get a grant to build an electric bus.

It could save $50,000 in fuel costs each year.

The bus would be electric powered, but still have a fuel tank for emergencies.

BFT will know in a few weeks if it will get the grant money.

There's no word yet on when an electric-powered bus would enter service.