America’s Bus Fleet Awarded $409.3 Million
On March 14, 2022, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) awarded $409.3 million to modernize and electrify America’s buses, make bus systems and routes more reliable, and improve their safety. FTA received 303 proposals totaling approximately $2.56 billion. Grants were given to 70 projects in 39 states.
“These grants will help people in communities large and small get to work, get to school, and access the services they need,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. “Everyone deserves access to safe, reliable, clean public transportation – and thanks to the President’s historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, we are bringing modern buses to communities across America.”
|Delaware||Delaware Transit Corporation||$5,400,00|
|Massachusetts||Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority||$5,000,00|
|Maryland||MDOT - MTA on behalf of Harford County||$1,498,000|
|Maine||Greater Portland Transit District||$1,887,000|
|New York||Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority||$4,844,000|
|New York||Metropolitain Transportation Authority||$12,337,280|
|Pennsylvania||Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)||$9,800,00|
The following CSG East members received awards:
Connecticut – $11,446,538
Connecticut Department of Transportation
The Connecticut Department of Transportation will receive funding to buy battery electric buses to replace diesel-powered buses that have exceeded their useful life. This project will improve air quality and service reliability as well as maintain a state of good repair as the state moves forward in the next phase of its zero emission bus deployment program.
Delaware – $5,400,000
Delaware Transit Corporation
The Delaware Transit Corporation will receive funding to modernize the Rehoboth Park & Ride into a new transit center featuring new bus boarding stations, a self-sustaining microgrid fed by on-site solar generation, a new administrative and bus maintenance facility and enhanced pedestrian and bike connectivity to adjacent routes.
Massachusetts – $5,000,000
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority will receive funding to replace the Quincy Bus Maintenance Facility, the oldest in MBTA’s system, with a modern facility that will allow the agency to convert the current fleet housed at the facility from diesel buses to clean, battery electric buses. This project will improve safety and state of good repair for facilities that were originally built in the 1900s and further the agency’s climate goals.
Maryland – $1,498,000
MDOT – MTA on Behalf of Harford County Maryland
The Maryland Department of Transportation will receive funding on behalf of Harford County to replace older buses that have exceeded their useful life. This project will improve service reliability and state of good repair.
Maine – $1,887,000
Greater Portland Transit District
The Greater Portland Transit District in Maine will receive funding to replace aging buses that have exceeded their useful life. The bus replacements will be ADA-compliant and improve safety and efficiency for the fleet, which serves a growing ridership in and around Portland.
New York – $4,844,000
Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority
The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority will receive funding to buy battery electric buses to replace older buses that have exceeded their useful life and support charging equipment. The new buses will improve air quality, safety, reliability, and state of good repair for the system.
New York – $12,337,280
Metropolitan Transportation Authority
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority will receive funding to rehabilitate the Michael J. Quill Bus Depot. The project will improve the efficiency of transit operations for riders in and around Manhattan.
Pennsylvania – $9,800,000
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority will receive funding to construct two new bus transportation centers in South Philadelphia. This project will create dedicated end-of-line bus facilities for up to 9 routes, featuring ADA accessible bus stops with critical infrastructure and safety enhancements.
CSG|EAST Transportation Policy Co-Consultants:
Steve Hewitt, Transportation-East@csg.org or Don Hannon, Transportation-East@csg.org