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Fiscal Year 2021 Low or No-Emission (Low-No) Bus Program Projects

State Project Sponsor Project Description Funding Amount
AL Alabama A&M University Alabama A&M University will receive funds to purchase a battery electric bus, construct a bus service bay and install a battery electric storage system to power the bus facility complex, including charging stations. The project will ensure continued service reliability, maintain a state of good repair and, by improving air quality, advance environmental justice in the Huntsville community. $4,275,820
AR Rock Region METRO Rock Region METRO, which provides transit service in Little Rock and throughout Pulaski County, will receive funds to purchase battery electric buses and supporting charging infrastructure. The buses will replace diesel buses that have reached their useful life and help improve air quality for Pulaski County residents. $4,900,000
AZ Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community's Salt River Transit, which provides transit service to Native American communities in and around Scottsdale, Mesa and Tempe, will receive funds to replace diesel-powered transit vehicles that have reached their useful life with battery electric vehicles as well as install charging stations. The community seeks to reduce carbon monoxide pollution to improve air quality and quality of life in their EPA-designated non-attainment area. $611,840
CA City of Anaheim The City of Anaheim's Anaheim Transportation Network will receive funds to purchase battery electric buses to replace diesel buses that have reached their useful life as well as provide maintenance training and workforce development. Operating in a coastal area classified as an area of concern for ozone and carbon monoxide, ATN is reducing emissions through deployment of zero emission transit options and has converted 58% of its bus fleet to battery -- with a goal to operate a 100% zero emission electric fleet by 2028. $2,010,000
CA City of Fresno The City of Fresno's Fresno Area Express will receive funds to purchase hydrogen fuel cell-powered buses as well as provide driver and maintenance staff training. The project will help improve air quality in the Central Valley. $2,054,875
CA Golden Empire Transit District Golden Empire Transit District will receive funds to construct a permanent hydrogen fueling station to support its future electric bus operations. This project will improve service reliability and air quality for residents in the Bakersfield area, and will help the transit agency meet its goal to transition to a zero-emission bus fleet by 2040. $3,048,000
CO City of Fort Collins The City of Fort Collins' Transfort transit service will receive funds to purchase battery electric buses to replace aging buses that have reached their useful life along with charging infrastructure. By helping improve air quality, the project will advance environmental justice for residents -- part of the city's climate action strategy and its goal to become carbon neutral by 2050. $3,523,210
CT Connecticut Department of Transportation The Connecticut Department of Transportation will receive funds to purchase battery electric buses and upgrade its Waterbury bus facility to support and maintain electric buses. The project will improve service reliability and air quality in northern New Haven County and southern Litchfield County. $7,404,210
DC District of Columbia Department of Transportation The District of Columbia Department of Transportation will receive funds to purchase battery electric buses to replace older diesel buses that have reached their useful life, support charging infrastructure and install a solar canopy to power the buses. The District, which has committed to cut air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions and prioritize communities that are overburdened by pollution, will operate the electric buses in a city ward with the poorest air quality and higher rates of asthma. $5,150,000
DE Delaware Transit Corporation The Delaware Transit Corporation will receive funds to purchase battery electric buses with supporting infrastructure to replace diesel buses that have exceeded their useful life. The buses, to be deployed in New Castle County in an EPA-designated maintenance area, will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve quality of life. $3,539,640
FL Miami Dade County Miami-Dade County will receive funds to purchase battery electric buses to replace diesel buses that have reached their useful life. The project will support the Miami-Dade Department of Transportation and Public Works' Bus Replacement Program and improve service reliability and air quality for residents, many of whom are in underserved communities.

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$4,750,000
GA Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority Xpress commuter bus, operated by The Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority, will receive funds to purchase battery electric coach buses to replace diesel buses that have reached their useful life. The project will reduce emissions and improve air quality in Fulton, Clayton, and Henry counties, which have higher environmental justice populations than the rest of the Atlanta metro region. $5,473,485
HI Hawaii Department of Transportation The Hawaii Department of Transportation, partnering with the counties of Hawai'i, Kauai, and Maui, will receive funds to purchase battery electric buses and support charging infrastructure to replace diesel buses that have reached their useful life. The project will improve air quality and transit options for residents, and will further the state's renewable energy and transportation electrification goals. $5,150,000
IA Iowa Department of Transportation The Iowa Department of Transportation will receive funds to replace older diesel buses with zero emission buses for the East Central Iowa Council of Governments (CorridorRides), Heart of Iowa Regional Transit Agency (HIRTA) and southeast Iowa Bus (SEIBUS) regional transit agencies. The funding also will support charging infrastructure and facility upgrades to accommodate the new buses and enable each agency to reduce fleet emissions in their urban and rural communities. $2,784,940
ID Idaho Department of Transportation The Idaho Department of Transportation will receive funds to purchase electric buses and associated charging infrastructure on behalf of Mountain Rides in Blaine County. The project will improve air quality and benefit the residents of Bellevue and Hailey, many of whom are transit dependent, and continue Mountain Rides' transition to electrify its entire fleet. $2,549,000
IL Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) The Chicago Transit Authority will receive funds to purchase battery electric buses and charging equipment, upgrade its Southside bus depot and provide workforce training. The electric buses will replace CTA's oldest diesel buses and will reduce greenhouse gases in communities that have experienced air pollution and other environmental health hazards, improving public health and quality of life.

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$6,988,646
IN Bloomington Public Transportation Corporation The Bloomington Public Transportation Corporation will receive funds to purchase battery electric buses and charging equipment and provide workforce training. The project will improve transit service and reliability while reducing air and noise pollution for Bloomington residents. $2,496,000
KS City of Lawrence, KS - Lawrence Transit Lawrence Transit will receive funds to purchase battery electric buses and charging infrastructure to replace diesel buses that have reached their useful life. This project will improve service and reliability as well as air quality for residents of Lawrence and the surrounding areas. $1,815,676
KY Transit Authority of River City (TARC) The Transit Authority of River City, which provides transit service to the Greater Louisville area, will receive funds to purchase battery electric buses to replace aging diesel buses. This project will improve service and reliability as well as air quality throughout the region. $3,422,659
LA New Orleans Regional Transit Authority The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority will receive funds to purchase battery electric buses and charging equipment, part of its ongoing fleet electrification project. RTA is focused on reducing emissions and respiratory hazards in its service area to help improve riders' health and quality of life. $5,150,000
MA Pioneer Valley Transit Authority The Pioneer Valley Transit Authority, the regional transit authority for 24 municipalities in Western Massachusetts, will receive funds to purchase battery-electric buses to replace aging diesel buses and provide workforce development and training on electric fleet maintenance and management. The project will improve service and reliability while improving air quality for a primarily rural ridership that depends on transit for connections to work, school, medical appointments and other opportunities. $7,210,000
MD Prince George's County Government Prince George's County Government will receive funds to purchase battery electric buses and charging infrastructure to replace diesel buses that have reached their useful life. This project will improve service reliability and air quality for residents who rely on The Bus in southern suburban Prince George's County as well as provide connections to jobs and other opportunities in Washington, DC. $5,150,000
ME Biddeford Saco Old Orchard Beach Transit Committee The Biddeford Saco Old Orchard Beach Transit Committee, which serves Biddeford, Saco and Old Orchard Beach, will receive funds to purchase on-route electric bus charging infrastructure. The on-route charging system will allow the agency's battery-electric buses to complete a full day of service without recharging, improving service and reliability as well as supporting the transit agency's commitment to reduce carbon emissions. $1,224,531
MI Michigan Department of Transportation The Michigan Department of Transportation will receive funding on behalf of Thumb Area Transit in rural Huron County to replace an undersized, aging transit facility with a centrally located LEED-certified maintenance, operations and administrative center to improve transit services and maintain its new battery-electric bus fleet. The facility will include electric bus charging equipment and other infrastructure to allow TAT to provide reliable transportation across its 836-square-mile service area while improving air quality.

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$5,150,000
MN Metro Transit The Metropolitan Council's Metro Transit operating in Minneapolis-St. Paul will receive funds to purchase long-range, depot- charged electric buses. The large battery capacity will allow the agency to deploy buses from its main campus in downtown Minneapolis without on-route chargers or special vehicle assignments, furthering its goal to promote electric bus technology to improve air quality and environmental justice in the Twin Cities.

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$4,190,839
MO Kansas City Area Transportation Authority The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority will receive funds to purchase battery electric buses, construct and install charging infrastructure and provide workforce training. The electrification project will provide benefits to communities in the Kansas City region by reducing tailpipe emissions for cleaner air and creating smoother, quieter rides.

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$3,279,828
MP Commonwealth Office of Transit Authority (COTA) The Commonwealth Office of Transit Authority, which provides transit services on Saipan, will receive funds to purchase battery electric buses, construct a charging station and provide workforce development training. The project will improve service and reliability for residents who use transit to access jobs, school, healthcare and other services. $2,373,675
MS City of Jackson-JTRAN The City of Jackson will receive funds to purchase diesel-electric hybrid buses to replace diesel buses that have reached their useful life. The project will improve JTRAN's service reliability for Jackson residents, enabling them to get to work, school, healthcare and other opportunities. $2,900,000
MT Missoula Urban Transportation District The Missoula Urban Transportation District will receive funds to replace diesel buses on its Mountain Line transit system with zero-emission battery electric buses and install charging infrastructure. The project will allow the agency to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, improving air quality. $3,666,500
NC City of Fayetteville The City of Fayetteville will receive funds to purchase battery electric buses and charging equipment as well as provide workforce training that will allow the Fayetteville Area System of Transit to transition from diesel to electric buses. The project will reduce vehicle emissions, improve air quality and reduce operating costs. $2,458,675
NE City of Lincoln The City of Lincoln will receive funds to purchase electric buses to replace aging diesel buses on its StarTran system. The funding also will support charging equipment and workforce training to maintain the buses and operate monitoring software. $2,697,820
NJ New Jersey Transit New Jersey Transit will receive funds to purchase articulated battery-electric buses to replace older diesel transit buses on a route between Newark and Irvington. The project will enable NJT to expand service in environmental justice communities without adversely impacting air quality in densely populated Northern New Jersey.

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$5,150,000
NM New Mexico Department of Transportation The New Mexico Department of Transportation will receive funds to purchase new electric buses and charging infrastructure on behalf of the North Central Regional Transit District. The project, which will also support charging equipment and workforce training, will improve service reliability and address air quality, improving environmental justice in the Taos Pueblo community. $4,998,580
NV Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County The Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County will receive funds to purchase hydrogen fuel cell-electric buses and construct a hydrogen fueling facility to improve service reliability and air quality for residents in the Reno-Sparks metropolitan area. The project also supports RTC's efforts to transition its aging diesel bus fleet to zero emission vehicles to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions in an area where ozone levels currently exceed air quality targets.

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$6,488,000
NY Broome County The Broome County Department of Transportation's BC Transit system will receive funds to purchase electric buses and charging equipment as well as support workforce training. The project will allow BC Transit to replace diesel buses that have exceeded their useful life with clean, reliable transportation while improving quality of life for people in and around Binghamton, a post-industrial urban area.

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$3,255,276
OH METRO Regional Transit Authority METRO Regional Transit Authority will receive funds to purchase battery electric buses to replace older buses that have reached their useful life. The project will improve service reliability and air quality for Summit County residents. $616,000
OK City of Norman The City of Norman will receive funds to purchase a battery electric bus and charging equipment to replace a transit vehicle that has reached its useful life. The project will improve service reliability and air quality for Norman residents. $679,700
OR Salem Area Mass Transit District The Salem Area Mass Transit District will receive funds to purchase electric buses to replace aging diesel buses, part of the agency's plan to create an Electric Bus Corridor. The corridor, running between the cities of Keizer and South Salem, will provide a green transit alternative with access to jobs, schools, healthcare and other services while reducing emissions and fuel consumption. $6,305,422
PA Port Authority of Allegheny County The Port Authority of Allegheny County in Pittsburgh will receive funds to purchase electric chargers and make improvements at its East Liberty Garage to support future electric buses as part of its planned bus rapid transit system. By retrofitting the garage to service electric buses, the agency will also lower pollution in the surrounding community.

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$5,150,000
RI Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority will receive funds to purchase electric buses to replace aging diesel buses as well as charging equipment and infrastructure improvements. The project will improve service reliability and air quality as RIPTA plans to launch electric bus service in the communities of Newport and Middletown. $5,150,000
SC Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority, which provides service in Richland and Lexington, will receive funds to purchase battery electric and fuel cell buses along with charging equipment and supportive infrastructure. The project will allow The COMET to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and gain skills to expand the zero-emission fleet as the agency works toward its goal of improved air quality. $2,935,190
TN City of Knoxville The City of Knoxville's Knoxville Area Transit will receive funds to purchase zero-emission battery electric buses and charging equipment. The project will improve service reliability and air quality for Knoxville residents. $4,800,000
TX Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority will receive funds to purchase electric buses to replace diesel buses that have reached their useful life and provide technical electrical systems training for transit workers. The project expands Cap Metro's growing electric bus fleet and furthers Project Connect, a regional, multi-generational transit program to create a more equitable and livable city. $2,885,000
UT Utah Transit Authority The Utah Transit Authority will receive funds to replace older diesel buses with zero-emission electric vehicles while modernizing existing services with an on-demand micro transit service. The project advances UTA's work to expand microtransit in areas like Tooele County that are underperforming with traditional transit. $1,378,896
VA Town of Blacksburg /Blacksburg Transit The Town of Blacksburg's Blacksburg Transit will receive funds to purchase battery electric buses and charging equipment to replace older diesel vehicles. The project furthers Blacksburg Transit's goal to become 100 percent battery electric by 2032.

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$5,150,000
VT Vermont Agency of Transportation The Vermont Agency of Transportation will receive funds to purchase electric buses and chargers for Tri-Valley Transit as well as train its mechanics and drivers. The project will improve service reliability and maintain access to jobs, healthcare and other opportunities for Middlebury residents. $1,026,659
WA City of Everett The City of Everett's Everett Transit will receive funds to purchase electric buses to replace diesel buses that have reached their useful life. The project will advance Everett Transit's goal to transition to an all-electric bus fleet as it seeks to improve air quality and public health in an area highly impacted by air pollution. $1,300,000
WA Spokane Transit Authority The Spokane Transit Authority will receive funds to purchase electric buses to replace diesel buses that have reached their useful life. The project, part of an ongoing fleet replacement strategy, will reduce diesel emissions and improve air quality for Spokane residents. $6,380,100
WY Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) The Wyoming Department of Transportation will receive funds to purchase battery electric buses on behalf of Southern Teton Area Rapid Transit. The project will further community goals to improve air quality in the Jackson Hole region, partly by introducing zero emission electric buses to START's fleet. $1,108,000

Funding Total:
$182,156,692

Last updated: Friday, June 25, 2021