from the inbox:
This week the U.S. Department of Transportation announced $59.3 million for 27 projects that will help transit agencies to accommodate cleaner, greener buses that reduce harmful emissions, improve fuel economy, and save on operating costs. Funds are provided through the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) FY2012 Clean Fuels Grant Program. Between FY2010 and FY2012, this program has provided a total of $211.8 million for 92 projects across the United States.
Pennsylvania projects on the list:
Butler Transit Authority (BTA), through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, will install infrastructure for a natural gas fueling station to operate compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles at its Intermodal Transit Center. The transition to CNG will help BTA lead the way to clean energy in Butler County, improving air quality and reducing emissions. / $2,400,000
SEPTA will replace buses that have met the end of their useful life with new diesel-electric hybrid buses, which will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, decrease fuel consumption and save on operating costs. / $3,000,000
River Valley Transit (Williamsport) Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Garage Modifications & Fueling Addition / $1,500,000