The Antelope Valley Transit Authority will receive $6.2 million in federal funds for new zero-emission electric buses, it was announced Tuesday.
The money from the Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration stems from the Low- or No-Emission competitive grant program, also known as Low-No, which funds the purchase or lease of zero-emission and low-emission transit buses and supporting facilities.
Eligible projects include the purchase or lease of buses powered by modern, efficient technologies, which include hydrogen fuel cells, battery electric engines, and related infrastructure investments such as charging stations.
“Since its establishment, FTA’s Low-No Emission grant program has funded over $409 million in new buses, infrastructure, and training, strengthening America’s economy in a fast-growing industry,” said FTA Acting Administrator K. Jane Williams.
Under the program, FTA awarded $130 million in grants to 41 projects in 40 states and the District of Columbia, Williams said.
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