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Fiscal Year 2016 Low or No-Emission (Low-No) Bus Program Projects

StateProject SponsorProject DescriptionFunding Amount
CACentral Contra Costa Transit AuthorityCounty Connection will receive funding to purchase all-electric buses capable of both en-route fast-charging to extend their range and depot plug-in charging. The grant allows County Connection to expand its existing electric bus fleet of 13.$2,684,311
CALong Beach Public Transportation CompanyLong Beach Public Transportation Company will receive funding to purchase zero-emission, battery-electric buses and associated charging equipment that will replace hybrid gasoline-electric buses that have reached the end of their useful life of 12 years. The project will reduce greenhouse gases, improve energy consumption and support the deployment of technologically advanced, U.S.-made transit buses.$1,172,867
CASanta Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA)Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority will receive funding to purchase battery electric zero-emission buses and fast-charging stations, upgrade a maintenance facility to service electric buses and provide workforce development on new technology buses. This project represents smart, strategic integrated investments to help reduce carbon pollution and strengthen the economy while maximizing returns on public investments.$2,458,305
CASanta Cruz Metropolitan Transit DistrictThe Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District (METRO) will receive funding to purchase zero-emission battery-electric buses and an inductive charging system to operate on METRO's Highway 17 Express connecting Santa Cruz residents with jobs in the high-tech industry in Silicon Valley. The buses are the first to help fulfill a local electric bus implementation strategy.$3,810,348
CASunLine TransitSunLine will receive funding to construct a state-of-the-art maintenance facility designed specifically for zero-emission buses. The facility will house and maintain SunLine's 20 zero-emission buses and provide an interactive learning center for workforce development for transit agency staff on new technology bus maintenance.$1,519,855
DEDelaware Transit CorporationThe Delaware Transit Corporation will receive funding to purchase all-electric buses and charging infrastructure that will include en-route fast-charging stations and depot plug-in chargers. The buses will serve the Dover/state capital area.$2,029,300
FLMiami-Dade CountyThe Miami-Dade Department of Transportation and Public Works will receive funding to purchase electric buses. The new buses will replace part of a fleet that now has 70 percent of its traditional buses operating beyond useful life requirements.$2,357,143
ILChicago Transit AuthorityThe Chicago Transit Authority will receive funding to purchase all-electric transit buses and chargers with en-route fast-charging capabilities. The CTA is replacing four older diesel buses with battery-powered, zero-emission, all-electric buses with en-route charging capabilities.$3,620,000
KYTransit Authority of Lexington-Fayette Urban Co GovtLextran will receive funding to purchase one bus. The additional bus will bring Lextran's electric bus fleet to six, adding to the five buses that were purchased with funding from a previous FTA LoNo grant.$683,400
LACity of ShreveportThe City of Shreveport will receive funding to purchase zero-emission electric buses, depot chargers, and an en-route fast charger. Committed to the deployment of lower emission technologies, the city will deploy the buses on three routes and use an overhead fast charger for range extension. The fast charger location at the new central intermodal facility will provide opportunities for expansion.$3,905,377
MOThe City of ColumbiaThe City of Columbia will receive funding to purchase low floor battery-electric buses that will replace diesel buses that have exceeded their useful life. By deploying these advanced technology buses, the City of Columbia will reduce its energy consumption and local emissions and continue to develop the relevant skills and experience necessary to enable future expansion of zero-emission buses in the city's COMO Connect fleet.$1,712,300
NYCapital District Transportation AuthorityThe Capital District Transportation Authority will receive funding to purchase one battery electric bus and associated support equipment. The electric bus will replace a 17-year-old diesel bus and will be incorporated into the fleet, of which about 35 percent of vehicles use low-emission hybrid technology. The buses will serve the Albany capital area.$767,500
ORLane Transit DistrictLane Transit District (LTD) will receive funding to purchase zero-emission battery-electric buses that will operate on bus routes servicing the Eugene and Springfield metropolitan areas. LTD is committed to providing safe and reliable vehicles, services, and facilities and improving sustainability by reducing dependency on fossil fuels.$3,479,675
ORTri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of OregonTriMet will receive funding to purchase zero-emission battery electric buses with en-route fast-charging equipment and depot plug-in charging in the Portland area. TriMet will engage the Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE) to determine the most efficient and cost effective routes on which to deploy the buses. TriMet has plans to procure future zero emission buses to create a cleaner, more energy-efficient fleet.$3,405,750
SCCity of Clemson dba Clemson Area TransitClemson Area Transit will receive funding to purchase zero-emission battery electric buses that will replace aging diesel buses that serve Clemson University and the City of Clemson. This project builds on the successful deployment of zero-emission transit service in South Carolina and is part of the city's strategy for a cleaner, more fuel-efficient transit system.$3,905,378
TXPort Arthur TransitPort Arthur Transit (PAT) will receive funding to purchase all-electric, zero-emission fast-charging buses and supporting charging infrastructure. By replacing aging fleet vehicles with electric buses, Port Arthur Transit will improve both route efficiency and air quality in and around Port Arthur and Jefferson County, TX.$3,905,377
UTUtah Department of TransportationPark City Transit (PCT) will receive funding to purchase zero-emission buses that will replace aging diesel buses and expand the fleet. The buses will run on a bus rapid transit route and provide high-frequency service that will connect major activity areas and provide a viable commuting option with cleaner, more fuel-efficient vehicles.$3,905,378
WACity of Everett, Everett TramsotEverett Transit will receive funding to purchase low-floor zero-emission electric buses to replace high-floor diesel buses that are 20-22 years old. The purchase of new electric buses will help resolve mechanical failure issues and potential safety concerns. The vehicles will be placed on the highest capacity route within the Everett region, serving more than 1 million riders a year.$3,358,459
WAPierce County Public Transportation Benefit Area CorporationPierce Transit will receive funding to purchase battery-electric transit buses and fast-fill charging stations. The buses and charging stations will be deployed in route operations from Downtown Tacoma and surrounding urban centers. The buses will replace diesel buses and enable Pierce Transit to reduce its backlog of capital investments.$2,550,788
WAThe Chelan Douglas Public Transportation Benefit AreaThe Chelan Douglas Public Transportation Benefit Area will receive funding to purchase zero-emissionlow-floor battery electric buses and a wireless charging station to replace aging diesel buses. The new buses will provide quiet, clean transit service throughout North Central Washington State, reducing Link Transit's energy consumption and local emissions.$3,768,489
Total$55,000,000
Last updated: Wednesday, September 13, 2017