Juneau gets grant for electric bus

    Washington, DC (KINY) The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities will receive $1.5 million on behalf of the City and Bureau of Juneau to purchase electric buses and associated charging infrastructure.

    The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration announced $84.45 million in grants that will be going to local governments.  52 projects in 41 states will be funded.

    This money comes from the low or no emission, also known as the Low-No Grant Program.  It funds the deployment of transit buses and infrastructure that use advanced propulsion technology.

    U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao said this will assist a lot of communities, "Communities across America will benefit from these investments in their transportation infrastructure."

    Eligible projects include the purchase or lease of buses that are powered by modern systems such as hybrid or battery electric engines, as well as related infrastructure investments such as charging stations.

    “FTA is proud to partner with transit providers across the country to support their transit priorities. The participation from our local partners shows a dedication to improving access to jobs and opportunities,” said FTA Acting Administrator K. Jane Williams.


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