FTA Awards Grants to Fund Environmentally Sustainable Transit Projects

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) last week announced funding for 63 environmentally sustainable transit projects across the country.

According to the  FTA news release:

The money is being provided through FTA’s Fiscal Year 2010 Discretionary Sustainability Funding Opportunity, announced last April, which comprises two programs: $89.7 million from FTA’s Clean Fuels Grant Program, including partial funding from the Bus and Bus Facility discretionary program, and $75 million from FTA’s Transit Investment in Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction (TIGGER) Program. The Clean Fuels funds were awarded to 36 transit recipients; TIGGER funds were awarded to 27 recipients.

Transit systems from both urban and rural areas received funding from these programs.  Examples of projects funded include those replacing traditional diesel-powered buses with hybrid electric or natural gas buses and those installing energy efficient technologies at transit facilities.  The complete list of winning projects is available on the FTA website.

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