CTE Partners with 18 Transit Agencies Awarded Funding through the 2023 Low-No & Bus and Bus Facilities Programs

June 29, 2023

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June 29, 2023

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CTE Partners with 18 Transit Agencies Awarded Funding through the2023 Low-No  & Bus and Bus Facilities Programs

Atlanta, GA - The Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE) is proud to announce its partnership with 18 transit agencies across the United States that were awarded funding through the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) FY2023 Low or No Emission Vehicle Program (Low-No) and the Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Competitive Program (Buses and Bus Facilities). CTE-supported projects account for 22% of all funding awarded, span 14 states, and include 15 battery-electric and four fuel cell electric deployments.

This is the second round of grants awarded under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) which includes $7.5 billion over a five-year period through Low-No and the Buses and Bus Facilities programs for transit agencies to purchase, lease, replace, or rehabilitate zero-emission and low-emission transit buses and supporting infrastructure. Out of the nearly $1.7 billion awarded through both programs this year, the agencies that CTE supported in their grant applications were awarded more than $378 million.

CTE has established itself as a trusted partner, offering transit agencies proposal support, project management, and technical assistance services for zero-emission bus deployment projects. Through its proven risk mitigation methodology, CTE ensures the smooth execution of these projects, guaranteeing the successful deployment of zero-emission buses.

CTE has achieved a remarkable track record in assisting transit agencies in developing successful applications to the Low-No program. Historically, agencies that have partnered with CTE have enjoyed a success rate more than double that of agencies not supported by CTE, and this year was no exception with half of CTE supported bids receiving awards.

"As we continue to collaborate with our partner agencies, we look forward to ensuring the successful and well-planned deployment of zero-emission fleets, driving us closer to a sustainable transportation future." said Steve Clermont, CTE's Director of Planning and Deployment.

CTE extends its expertise to stakeholders across the industry through its annual Zero Emission Bus Conference (ZEB Con). This year's conference will take place in San Diego, CA September 26 - 28 and will feature facility tours hosted by San Diego MTS and recent Low-No winner, North County Transit District.

The Low-No and Buses and Bus Facilities programs play a vital role in assisting transit agencies in securing the necessary funding for the launch or expansion of their zero-emission fleets. CTE looks forward to working closely with its partner agencies for FY2023 Low-No and Bus and Bus Facilities to ensure successful and well-planned deployments.

For more information on the Low or No Emission Vehicle Program, visit: https://www.transit.dot.gov/lowno or Buses and Bus Facilities Program, visit: https://www.transit.dot.gov/bus-program

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