Bus

FTA issues $85 million in Low-No grants to 38 bus projects

Posted on July 26, 2019

The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority will receive $2.6 million to purchase battery electric buses and chargers.
MARTA
The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority will receive $2.6 million to purchase battery electric buses and chargers.MARTA

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced $84.9 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. Thirty-eight projects in 38 states will each receive funding through the program.

Eligible projects include the purchase or lease of buses powered by modern, efficient technologies. These include hydrogen fuel cells, battery electric engines, and related infrastructure investments such as charging stations.

Some examples of selected 2019 Low-No projects include:

  • The Vermont Agency of Transportation will receive $3 million to purchase all-electric buses and charging equipment and upgrade its bus facility to support electric charging for Advance Transit. The agency, which serves six communities in Vermont and New Hampshire near White River Junction, including the region’s largest employer, Dartmouth College, provides close to 900,000 trips per year.
  • The Prince George’s County, Maryland Department of Transportation will receive $2.2 million to purchase battery electric buses and charging stations to determine the effectiveness of incorporating electric vehicles into its 95-vehicle fleet. The buses will debut on routes serving the University of Maryland, the popular National Harbor, and communities within Opportunity Zones.
  • The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority will receive $2.6 million to purchase battery electric buses and chargers that will replace diesel buses on two of its 108 routes. The new buses will be supported with a combination of on-route overhead charging and plug-in depot chargers.

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

More News

New York's Select Bus Service improvements boost ridership by 37%

The M14A and D routes, which are augmented by new 14th Street Transit & Truck Priority lanes, have attracted new ridership and improved service and reliability.

FTA awards $40M CIG grant for Reno BRT expansion program

The project expands BRT service by 1.8 miles from its current northern endpoint in downtown to the University of Nevada, Reno.

Biz News: National Express, First Transit contracts; New Flyer, Proterra deliver

MBTA, Valley Metro, and Miami-Dade come to agreements for paratransit, CNG buses, and battery-electric vehicles, charging.

CCW begins delivery of rehabbed Winston-Salem Transit buses

The project includes either a rebuilt Cummins ISC 8.3 engine or a Detroit Series 50 EGR engine.

Sacramento RT offers unlimited free service for youth

RydeFreeRT waives youth fares on bus, light rail, and SmaRT Ride microtransit service across SacRT’s service area.

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