FTA’s 2021 Low-No Grant program funds 49 electric transit projects, including 10 Proterra bus purchases

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has announced a new $182-million round of funding for transit electrification projects under the Low- or No-Emission (Low-No) Grant program, which supports transit agencies in purchasing or leasing low- or no-emission buses and other transit vehicles.

A total of 49 projects in 46 states and territories will receive funding in this round.

A few of the 2021 Low-No grants awarded:

  • The Chicago Transit Authority will receive $7 million to purchase battery-electric buses and charging equipment.
  • The Port Authority of Allegheny County in Pittsburgh will rgeteceive $5.1 million to buy chargers and retrofit a garage to support future e-buses.
  • The Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County, Nevada secured $6.5 million to obtain hydrogen fuel cell-electric buses and construct a hydrogen fueling facility.
  • The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community’s Salt River Transit, which provides transit service to Native American communities in Arizona, was awarded $612,000 to buy battery-electric transit vehicles and charging stations.

Proterra (NASDAQ: PTRA) announced that 10 of the transit agencies that won Low-No grants in this round will be purchasing Proterra electric transit buses, charging infrastructure, and Proterra Powered low-floor shuttles in partnership with Optimal Electric Vehicles. This is the sixth consecutive year that the FTA has awarded Low-No grants to procure Proterra products.

Sources: USDOT via Green Car Congress, Proterra