The US Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has announced 1.66 billion USD in grants to increase the number of zero-emission (at the tailpipe) buses on US roads.
The funding has been awarded to transit agencies, territories and states responsible for 150 bus fleets and facilities.
This investment will enable more than 1,100 electric buses to be purchased to help meet the President’s net-zero goal by 2050.
For the first time, five percent of funding will also be used to train transit workers on how to maintain and operate these new buses.
“With today's awards, we're helping communities across America – in cities, suburbs, and rural areas alike – purchase more than 1,800 new buses, and most of them are zero-emission. Funded through President Biden's Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, this announcement means more good jobs for people across the country, cleaner air in our communities, and more affordable and reliable options to help people get to where they need to go.”
The funding was awarded under the FTA’s Buses and Bus Facilities and Low- and No-Emission Vehicle programmes, marking the FTA’s first competitive grant selections under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
Examples of projects selected to receive the grants include:
The full list of funded projects can be found here.
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