Low-No program selects seven electric bus projects to receive $22 million in grants

The DOT’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has announced its fiscal year 2015 project selections for the Low and No-Emission Vehicle Deployment Program (Low-No). Seven transit providers in five states will receive a share of $22.5 million for battery-electric and fuel cell transit buses and related facilities.

FTA awarded the funds after a competitive review process that prioritized transit agencies and bus manufacturers with established records.

The projects selected in this round:

  • The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) will receive $4,275,000 toward five battery-electric buses, as well as eight charging stations. This infrastructure will serve the Metro Orange Line bus rapid transit corridor in the City of Los Angeles.
  • Foothill Transit will receive $1,310,000 toward charging facilities to support the agency’s ongoing electric bus program.
  • The Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit) will receive $1,551,611 toward five electric buses and related equipment.
  • The Stark Area Regional Transit Authority (SARTA) in Ohio will receive $4,015,174 toward three American Fuel Cell Buses.
  • The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) will receive $2,585,075 toward the purchase of 25 Proterra electric buses and related equipment.
  • The Utah Transit Authority (UTA) will receive $5,427,100 toward five electric buses, which will serve the route connecting the University of Utah campus to Salt Lake City.
  • King County Metro in Washington will receive $3,336,040 toward eight e-buses, which will allow two routes to be operated using entirely zero-emission vehicles.

Interested parties currently have the opportunity to apply for $55 million in FY2016 Low-No funding. The application period closes in May 2016.

 

Source: Federal Transit Administration