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FTA to fund bus system modernisation in the United States [free access]

April 4, 2018

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has announced plans to provide USD264 million in grants to modernise and improve the safety and reliability of bus systems in United States. A total of 139 projects in 52 states will receive funding under “Buses and Bus Facilities Infrastructure Investment Program” to replace, rehabilitate and purchase new buses and equipment. The funding is divided over 2017 and 2018 funds.

 

Funding will be provided to the Florida Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation and Public Works to purchase compressed natural gas (CNG)-fuelled buses to replace old buses; Pennsylvania Port Authority of Allegheny County to purchase low-floor diesel-fuelled buses; Tennessee Department of Transportation to replace bus fleet across the state; Illinois Quad-Cities MetroLINK (USD3.2 million) to buy electric buses, charging stations and passenger shelters; Fairfield and Suisun Transit to procure electric buses; and South Carolina Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) and Tri-County Link (USD4.5 million) to buy buses for replacement of old buses.