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Feds Spend $85 Million on Next Gen Bus Technology

The awardees of the Low-No grant program were announced recently. Only transit systems looking to add hydrogen fuel cells, battery electric engines, and related infrastructure improvement need apply.
July 31, 2019, 2pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced $84.9 million in grant selections through the Low- or No-Emission (Low-No) Grant program," according to an FTA press release dated July 26, 2019. The program "funds the deployment of transit buses and infrastructure that use advanced propulsion technologies."

The $84.9 million in funding is spread around 38 projects located in 38 cities. A project to buy six new electric buses for the MARTA transit system in Atlanta, for instance, is one of the program's grant winners.

"These grants will help communities nationwide bring the next generation of bus technology to enhance their transportation systems," said Secretary Elaine L. Chao in a statement included in the press release.

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