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Updated 2020 Low or No-Emission (Low-No) Bus Program Projects

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (US DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is supporting more efficient bus fleets. The DOT announced approximately $130 million in grant selections through the Low- or No-Emission (Low-No) Grant program. The funds support the purchase or lease of zero-emission and low-emission transit buses and supporting facilities, such as charging infrastructure.

In total, 41 projects in 40 states and the District of Columbia will receive funding through the program. Below are the projects, with their funding total being $129,956,625.

Topping the list is Alaska’s capital, the City and Borough of Juneau. The City Newsroom of Juneau press offered more details:

“The City and Borough of Juneau will receive $5 million in federal grant funding to purchase new electric buses and associated charging infrastructure for Capital Transit. Through previous grant awards, CBJ’s first electric bus is scheduled to arrive in October. After that, seven more aging diesel buses are due to be replaced in 2022.

The $5 million is from the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Transit Administration (FTA) through the Low- or No-Emission (Low-No) Grant Program, which provides funding for state and local governmental authorities to purchase or lease zero-emission and low-emission transit buses. CBJ is one of 41 projects in 40 states sharing $130 million in federal Low-No grant funding. CBJ has received other Low-No grant funding in 2017, 2018, and 2019.

Juneau’s first electric bus, which will be from Proterra, will go into use as soon as it arrives. Capital Transit currently uses three electric cars as support vehicles, purchased through grant funding from the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities.”

Courtesy of Alaska’s Capital City, City and Borough of Juneau (Capital Transit).

Another story, courtesy of  WAFF 48 Digital Staff  — mentions Proterra, as well.

AAMU receives FTA grant for more zero-emission electric buses

“Alabama A&M University’s transit system is among projects in more than 40 states that will receive a portion of some $130 million in grants from the Federal Transit Administration to boost low or no-emission transportation and related infrastructure.

AAMU’s Bulldog Transit System (BTS) has been awarded over $2.2 million to buy additional zero-emission electric buses. AAMU says these new buses will allow the school to replace diesel buses that have reached the end of their usefulness.

BTS and Proterra formed a partnership to deliver clean, quiet transportation to AAMU and the surrounding community.”

Updated list courtesy of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (US DOT)

State Project Sponsor Project Description Funding Amount
AK City and Borough of Juneau (Capital Transit) The City and Borough of Juneau will receive funds to purchase new electric buses to replace aging diesel buses and associated charging infrastructure. $5,014,400
AL Alabama A&M University Alabama A&M University will receive funds to purchase zero-emission electric buses, which will replace diesel buses that have reached the end of their useful life. $2,229,189
AZ City of Tucson The City of Tucson will receive funds to purchase electric buses and associated charging infrastructure to improve service efficiency and customer service. $3,757,100
CA Antelope Valley Transit Authority The Antelope Valley Transit Authority (AVTA) will receive funds to purchase new electric buses to improve service efficiency to the cities of Palmdale, Lancaster and Northern Los Angeles County. $6,253,255
CO Colorado Department of Transportation The Colorado Department of Transportation on behalf of Avon Transit in Avon, CO, will receive funds to purchase new electric buses, which will replace diesel vehicles that are reaching the end of their useful life. $1,600,000
CT Connecticut Department of Transportation The Connecticut Department of Transportation will receive funds to purchase new electric buses to support the CTfastrak Bus Rapid Transit Service. $1,931,452
DC Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) will receive funds to purchase new electric buses, associated charging equipment and infrastructure improvements. $4,162,472
FL Gainesville Regional Transit System (RTS) Gainesville RTS will receive funds to purchase a new electric bus to replace an existing diesel bus that has reached the end of its useful life, and to modify its existing charging station equipment to support its electric bus fleet. $1,205,620
GA Chatham Area Transit (CAT) Chatham Area Transit (CAT) will receive funds to purchase new electric buses to replace aging diesel buses and associated charging infrastructure. $1,871,240
HI Honolulu Department of Transportation Services The Honolulu Department of Transportation Services will receive funds to purchase electric buses to support fleet expansion, on-route chargers and associated charging infrastructure. $5,940,005
IA Iowa City Transit Iowa City Transit will receive funds to purchase new electric buses to replace diesel buses that have reached the end of their useful life, to ensure a state of good repair. $3,017,280
ID Idaho Department of Transportation The Idaho Department of Transportation on behalf of Mountain Rides in Blaine County will receive funds to purchase new electric buses and associated charging infrastructure. $2,445,000
IL Rock Island County Metropolitan Mass Transit District (MetroLINK) The Rock Island County Metropolitan Mass Transit District (MetroLINK) will receive funds to purchase new electric buses to replace buses that have exceeded their useful life and to expand service. $2,965,851
KS City of Lawrence (Lawrence Transit) The City of Lawrence (Lawrence Transit) will receive funds to purchase new electric buses to replace buses that have exceeded their useful life. $3,756,000
KY City of Owensboro The Owensboro Transit System will receive funds to purchase an electric battery bus and a charging station to maintain a state of good repair. $927,629
LA Capital Area Transit System The Capital Area Transit System will receive funds to purchase new electric buses to replace vehicles that have reached their useful life and support charging infrastructure. $3,872,089
MA Massachusetts Department of Transportation The Massachusetts Department of Transportation and the Martha’s Vineyard Transit Authority will receive funds to purchase new electric buses and support charging infrastructure. $1,100,000
MD Maryland Department of Transportation (Maryland Transit Administration) The Maryland Department of Transportation (Maryland Transit Administration) will receive funds to purchase new electric buses and support charging infrastructure as it transitions to a zero emission fleet. $2,949,750
MI Michigan Department of Transportation The Michigan Department of Transportation will receive funds to replace aging diesel buses with zero-emission electric buses and related charging station infrastructure, and provide maintenance and first responder training for the new technology. $6,393,031
MN City of Rochester The City of Rochester will receive funds to purchase new electric buses for service expansion and related charging infrastructure. $3,156,746
MO Bi-State Development Agency The Bi-State Development Agency (Metro Transit) serving the St. Louis region will receive funds to purchase new electric buses to replace aging diesel buses and related charging infrastructure. $2,380,000
MS City of Jackson The City of Jackson, MS will receive funds to purchase new diesel electric hybrid buses to replace aging diesel buses that have reached their useful life expectancy. $5,500,000
MT Missoula Urban Transportation District The Missoula Urban Transportation District will receive funds to purchase new electric buses to replace aging diesel buses and related charging infrastructure. $3,649,000
NC Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) will receive funds to purchase electric buses with dedicated charging stations and provide maintenance and first responder training for the new technology. $3,723,712
NE The Transit Authority of the City of Omaha (Metro) The Transit Authority of the City of Omaha (Metro) will receive funds to purchase new electric buses to replace aging diesel buses that have reached their useful life expectancy along with dedicated charging stations, support maintenance and first responder training for the new technology. $2,369,500
NH The City of Nashua The City of Nashua will receive funds to purchase new hybrid electric vans to replace aging vehicles and related charging infrastructure. $356,046
NJ New Jersey Transit Corporation New Jersey Transit will receive funds to purchase new electric buses for service expansion purposes. $7,074,310
NM New Mexico Department of Transportation The New Mexico Department of Transportation will receive funds to purchase electric buses to replace aging vehicles along with dedicated charging stations and provide maintenance and first responder training for the new technology. $2,920,000
NV Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada will receive funds to purchase new hydrogen fuel cell electric buses, and related support infrastructure. $3,853,200
NY Westchester County The Westchester County Department of Transportation will receive funds to purchase electric buses and support infrastructure to replace aging diesel buses that have reached their useful life expectancy. $1,501,444
OH Laketran Laketran will receive funds to purchase an electric bus with support charging infrastructure. $1,900,000
OK Central Oklahoma Transportation Parking Authority The Central Oklahoma Transportation Parking Authority will receive funds to purchase a new battery electric bus to replace an aging diesel bus that has reached its useful life. $711,255
OR Salem Area Mass Transit District The Salem Area Mass Transit District will receive funds to purchase new electric buses to replace aging diesel buses that have reached their useful life expectancy. $3,573,581
PA Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) will receive funds for infrastructure upgrades to support its current battery electric bus fleet at a maintenance facility in Philadelphia, PA. $4,300,000
RI Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will receive funds to purchase new electric buses to replace aging diesel buses that have reached their useful life expectancy. $5,076,000
SC Greenville Transit Authority (Greenlink) The Greenville Transit Authority (Greenlink) will receive funds to purchase new electric buses and support charging infrastructure. $5,277,325
TX Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority will receive funds to purchase new electric buses to replace aging diesel buses that have reached their useful life expectancy. $2,266,000
UT Utah Department of Transportation The Utah Department of Transportation on behalf of Park City Municipal Corporation will receive funds to purchase support charging infrastructure to meet the needs of its electric bus service expansion. $1,080,000
VT Vermont Agency of Transportation The Vermont Agency of Transportation will receive funds to purchase electric charging equipment and enhance its maintenance facilities to support electric vehicle charging equipment. $793,420
WA Kitsap Transit Kitsap Transit will receive funds to purchase battery electric buses to replace aging diesel buses that have reached their useful life expectancy. $3,920,000
WI City of Racine The City of Racine will receive funds to purchase battery electric buses, charging stations and infrastructure upgrades. $3,183,723

Total:
$129,956,625

 
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