Biden-Harris Administration Announces Nearly $1.7 Billion towards Better, Cleaner Buses
Federal Transit Administration
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced 130 awards totaling nearly $1.7 billion from President Biden's Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for transit projects in 46 states and territories. This funding invests in more than 1,700 American-built buses that will be manufactured with American parts and labor. Nearly half of these buses will be zero-emission models, bringing the total number of zero-emission transit buses funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law over two years to more than 1,800 – and more than doubling the number of zero-emission transit buses on America’s roadways. Many of the grant recipients have pledged to buy standardized buses and vans and avoid customization, which will result in faster delivery and lower costs.
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) will receive funding to make improvements at six bus maintenance facilities, which house 67% of its fleet, to support its transition to zero-emission vehicles.