Federal Transit Administration, via Sustainable City Network.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration announced the latest project selections for the Low and No-Emission Vehicle Deployment Program, known as Low-No. Seven transit providers in five states will receive a share of $22.5 million toward transit buses and related facilities that utilize battery-electric, fuel cell, and other innovative technologies to reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions and improve operating efficiency.
"This Administration is committed to investing in an economy powered by clean transportation," said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. "The Department of Transportation is proud to build on the successful Low-No program to put more American-made, energy-efficient buses into service across America."
FTA awarded the FY 2015 funds after a highly-competitive review process that prioritized transit agencies and bus manufacturers with strong records in building, deploying, and operating clean buses and infrastructure. The Low-No program helps advance President Obama’s vision for a 21st Century Clean Transportation System and the Department’s Beyond Traffic framework for investing in a strong and sustainable transportation network that will meet the needs of our nation in the years ahead.