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Transit agencies in Kentucky receive funds to purchase clean buses, US [free access]

October 14, 2020

Four transit agencies in Kentucky have been awarded a total of USD8.5 million under the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust, to replace ageing buses with zero-emission vehicles. The funds will be used to replace around 170 buses in both transit and school fleets.


The Transit Authority of River City (TARC) will receive USD4.7 million to replace 45 older buses with new clean buses. The Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky (TANK) will receive USD2.1 million to replace six ageing diesel buses with new diesel buses. Lextran will receive USD1.5 million to replace six ageing diesel buses with four new natural gas and two all-electric buses. Owensboro Transit System will receive USD156,403 to replace one older bus with a new electric bus.


In addition, USD3 million has been allocated to install zero-emission light-duty vehicle equipment on selected highways.