Cincinnati Metro to Purchase Electric Buses and Upgrade Its Maintenance Facility

The Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI) has awarded Cincinnati Metro 13.4 million USD in federal grant funding to purchase new electric buses and modernise its Bond Hill operations and maintenance facility.

5.5 million USD of this funding will contribute to purchasing 11 new electric buses.

Additionally, this round of funding will provide Cincinnati Metro with 7.9 million USD towards the renovation of its existing operations and maintenance facility on Paddock Road in Bond Hill.

Cincinnati Metro Funding
Securing this funding will allow Metro to continue delivering on the promise of Issue 7 and Reinventing Metro to provide more robust, convenient transit access throughout more of Hamilton County
Metro CEO and General Manager Darryl Haley said:

“Making transportation more convenient and more sustainable is at the heart of the Reinventing Metro mission, and such initiatives wouldn’t be possible without partnerships like these. I’d like to thank our friends at OKI for continuing to support our efforts to transform public transit and infrastructure in our region.”

These awards were part of a 69-million USD disbursement of funds toward 34 regional transportation projects across Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky, through the federal Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG) and Transportation Alternatives (TA) programmes.

The funding follows additional grants awarded to Cincinnati Metro earlier this year to diversify its energy usage by replacing aging transit vehicles and infrastructure. With this funding, Metro purchased buses powered by biofuel.

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