Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Barnes tours MTU in La Crosse, touts budget

A partnership between MTU and Xcel Energy was also highlighted during the tour

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – Wisconsin’s Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes is discussing a partnership that is bringing electric buses to La Crosse.

Barnes toured the MTU facility on La Crosse’s south side Thursday morning.

While there, the Lieutenant Governor discussed the support for expanding mass transportation in the state budget.

Barnes says the effort is about expanding opportunities across the state.

“You have people who don’t even want to deal with the hassle of owning a car. Two, you have people where vehicles are necessarily accessible or affordable. That is, that is where we have to fill in the gap,” said Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes.

A partnership between MTU and Xcel Energy to bring electric buses to La Crosse was also addressed during the tour.