Bus

FTA awards $84M in low-, no-emission bus funding

Posted on August 24, 2018

Fifty-two projects in 41 states will receive a share of Low-or no-emission funding.
Proterra
Fifty-two projects in 41 states will receive a share of Low-or no-emission funding.
Proterra

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced $84.45 million in grant selections through the Low- or No-Emission (Low-No) Grant program, which funds the deployment of transit buses and infrastructure that use advanced propulsion technologies. Fifty-two projects in 41 states will receive a share of the funding.

“Communities across America will benefit from these investments in their transportation infrastructure,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao.

Eligible projects include the purchase or lease of buses that are powered by modern systems such as hybrid or battery-electric engines, as well as related infrastructure investments such as charging stations.

“FTA is proud to partner with transit providers across the country to support their transit priorities. The participation from our local partners shows a dedication to improving access to jobs and opportunities,” said FTA Acting Administrator K. Jane Williams.

Some examples of selected FY2018 Low-No projects include:

  • Broward County Transit (BCT) in Florida will receive $2.2 million to replace aging vehicles in one of the country’s largest and most congested metro areas with zero-emission battery electric buses and supporting solar power infrastructure.
  • The Transit Authority of Lexington (Lextran) in Kentucky will receive $2.3 million to purchase zero-emission battery electric buses, and will partner with a nonprofit research organization to assess the operational and cost benefits, advancing the transit industry as a whole.
  • The Wisconsin Department of Transportation will receive $1.5 million for the Rural Electrification Initiative, which will replace aging buses in rural transit fleets with battery electric buses, deploy charging stations, and make infrastructure and electrical facility upgrades.

To see the full list, click here.

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

More News

CCW touts cost-effective solution to California electric bus mandate

Remanufactures used, internal-combustion engine buses into like-new vehicles containing ZEPS all-electric drivetrain systems.

Toronto to add 10 more New Flyer battery-electric buses

The original contract was TTC’s first transit bus order from New Flyer since 1999, and has an additional 20 options remaining.

Big Blue Bus making real-time signs, lighting, and Wi-Fi upgrades

The advancements are underway and expected to be completed by mid-2019.

Complete Coach Works launches new website

The new website gives users a seamless transition from desktop to mobile browsing.

SEPTA exercises options for more New Flyer hybrid-electric buses

Purchase supports agency’s program, focused on achieving sustainability through a “triple-bottom-line” approach.

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