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FTA Announces Grants for Zero-Emission Buses

FTA announced Feb. 5 that it will award $55 million in competitive grants through its Low or No Emission Vehicle Deployment Program to 10 projects to help public transportation agencies purchase zero emission buses.

FTA Senior Advisor Carolyn Flowers announced the grants in Louisville, KY, home of one grant recipient, the Transit Authority of River City (TARC), during an event attended by TARC Executive Director J. Barry Barker and local officials.

“As the nation’s population and transit ridership continue to rise, we must invest in innovative technologies that will help transit agencies like TARC expand their bus fleets and bring a new generation of energy-efficient buses to Louisville and cities and towns nationwide,” Flowers said. “These grant awards will also help create new jobs and support a growing industry of domestic manufacturers who are developing advanced technologies to power public transportation for the future.”

Other agencies selected for the grants include SunLine Transit Agency, Thousand Palms, CA; Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Dallas; and the newly merged Red Rose Transit Authority, Lancaster, PA, and Berks Area Regional Transportation Authority, Reading, PA.

Find a complete list of grant recipients here and additional details here.
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