Bus

Ohio DOT invests $15M in alt-fuel buses

Posted on December 3, 2010

As part of the Ohio Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) three-year $150 million pledge to assist Ohio’s transit agencies, ODOT is directing $15 million to the purchase this year of more than three dozen "Clean and Green" buses and transit vehicles across the state.

"The demand for greener transportation choices continues to rise, especially among Ohio’s next generation," said ODOT Director Jolene M. Molitoris. "In Ohio’s cities, nearly two-thirds of all bus trips are work-related, providing young people with access to education, first-time jobs, homes and a quality way of life."

In all, ODOT will help transit agencies purchase 38 new vehicles, including electric-diesel hybrid buses, cleaner ultra-low sulfur diesel vehicles, and buses that run on biodiesel or compressed natural gas.

In October, ODOT identified additional federal transportation dollars made available through significant project savings and supplementary federal resources. With those flexible federal funds, ODOT targeted $50 million to make immediate investments in transit and pledged similar funding in each of the next two fiscal years.

Under this 21st Century Transit Partnerships for Ohio’s Next Generation, the new funding is helping to preserve existing transit services by providing $25 million in operational support, $15 million in clean and green new vehicles, and $10 million for innovative new services — all to better connect Ohioans to job centers and new opportunities.

For the current fiscal year, ODOT’s Office of Transit has already allocated the $25 million in operational assistance and is currently accepting applications to fund $10 million in innovative new services.

As part of budget information submitted this week to the Ohio Legislature, ODOT identified similar levels of funding — $50 million in each state fiscal year 2012 and 2013 — to continue this important investment in Ohio’s transit system.

 

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

DCTA receives $2.6M to construct bus maintenance facility

The new facility will accommodate up to 45 buses and provide cost savings for the agency, with less buses having to travel to an alternate facility.

New York MTA to unveil Bus Action Plan to improve service

This is the first of several action plans to be released by NYCT President Andy Byford to shape his overarching corporate plan due within his first 100 days on the job.

Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus earns APTA Gold Safety, Security Award

BBB has steadily decreased its preventable accident rate from 2.21 accidents per 100,000 miles in fiscal year 2015 to 1.83 accidents per 100,000 miles in FY 2017.

Forest River returns to BusCon 2018 as Platinum Sponsor

The company will mark its return with a nearly 7,000 square-foot booth, showcasing a range of vehicles suitable for a variety of public and private sector transportation providers.

NYCT orders 108 Xcelsior 60-foot New Flyer buses

The order adds 216 equivalent units to New Flyers firm order backlog.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close