FTA awards $1.7M to Calif. transportation network

Posted on November 9, 2010

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."



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

More News

Proterra to deliver first fully-electric commercial bus fleet in U.S.

Innovative program will replace diesel vehicles in commuter program for JLL-managed buildings in downtown Chicago.

CCW begins delivery of rehabilitated Foothill Transit artics

The contract, which includes repowering and repainting 30 artic buses, is expected to be completed this winter.

Robust zero-emission vehicle program will save tens of billions of dollars each year

Every year, pollution from passenger vehicles costs the 10 ZEV states about $24 billion in health costs, which includes 20,000 lost work days.

BYD, Long Beach Transit win Clean Tech Award for electric-bus program

In April 2015, LBT’s board selected BYD as its vendor to bring electric buses to Long Beach, as well as the 12 other cities the transit agency serves.

Toyota announces plans to sell fuel-cell buses

Plans to introduce over 100 buses mainly in the Tokyo area, ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The buses will be sold for the first time in Japan in early 2017.

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


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