November 9, 2010

FTA awards $1.7M to Calif. transportation network

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced the award of $1.7 million to the Anaheim Transportation Network (ATN) for cutting edge transportation projects that create "green" jobs, promote the use of clean fuels, and help reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gases and other pollutants.

 

The money is being provided through FTA's Fiscal Year 2010 Discretionary Sustainability Funding Opportunity, announced last April, which comprises two programs: $89.7 million from FTA's Clean Fuels Grant Program and $75 million from FTA's Transit Investment in Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction (TIGGER) Program.

 

The Clean Fuels funds were awarded to 36 transit recipients through a competitive nationwide selection process based on the ability to help communities achieve or maintain the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ozone and carbon monoxide, while supporting emerging clean fuel and advanced propulsion technologies for transit buses. The winning proposals were submitted by transit agencies from across the country. The FTA reviewed more than 274 applications seeking a total of $1.4 billion.

 

This funding coming to the ATN is in addition to $2.2 million the ATN previously received from the Federal Transit Administration from the State of Good Repair Program. More than 400 requests from transit providers across the country, requesting over $4.2 billion in funding were received by the Federal Transit Administration. The ATN is among 152 other grant recipients to receive funding under the State of Good Repair discretionary grant program.

 

"Service reliability and environmentally conscious solutions are our highest priorities and they go hand-in-hand with making sure that the ATN's Anaheim Resort Transit system is in a solid position to meet the needs of the Anaheim community," said Paul Sanford, ATN Chairman. "The millions of people who depend on the Anaheim Resort Transit system each year expect a safe, comfortable, and eco-friendly transportation service."

 

 

deli.cio.us digg it stumble upon newsvine
[ Request More Info about this product / service / company ]


E-NEWSLETTER

Receive the latest Metro E-Newsletters in your inbox!

Join the Metro E-Newsletters and receive the latest news in your e-mail inbox once a week. SIGN UP NOW!

View the latest eNews
Express Tuesday | Express Thursday | University Transit

White Papers

Mass Transit Capital Planning An overview of the world-class best practices for assessing, prioritizing, and funding capital projects to optimize resources and align with the organization’s most critical immediate and long-term goals.

More white papers


STORE
METRO Magazine - February/March 2014

METRO Magazine
Here are the Highlight:
  • Time Running Out for Funding A New Surface Transportation Bill
  • Mobile Ticketing Makes Strides, E-fare Tech Ramps Up
  • Telematics Systems: Making Good Fleets Great
    And much more…
  •  
    DIGITAL EDITION

    The full contents of Metro Magazine on your computer! The digital edition is an exact replica of the print magazine with enhanced search, multimedia and hyperlink features. View the current issue