DOT issues latest clean-energy grants to seven mass-transit systems

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The latest batch of projects selected by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for its Low- and No-Emission Vehicle Deployment Program (Low-No) recently was unveiled.

The program aims to support transit systems dedicated to implementing clean-vehicle technology within their networks. 

The FTA said a total of $22.5 million was awarded to seven transit systems in five states.

“Thanks to these grants, more transit riders around the country will be able to enjoy the latest in bus technology, resulting in cleaner air and lower costs in the long run,” FTA Acting Administrator Carolyn Flowers said. “By supporting American manufacturing and local workers, FTA’s Low-No grants exemplify (Transportation Secretary Anthony) Foxx’s commitment to building Ladders of Opportunity.”

Funding has been awarded to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority and the Stark Area Regional Transit Authority, among others.

The program is part of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act and the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act. The Department of Transportation said the program also focuses on supporting the commercialization of energy-efficient, as well as  low-emission vehicle technology.

“The Department of Transportation is proud to build on the successful Low-No program to put more American-made, energy-efficient buses into service across America,” Foxx said.

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