CTE Provides Technical and Proposal Support to 16 Transit Agencies Awarded Funding Through the 2024 Low-No & Bus and Bus Facilities Programs

July 9, 2024


July 9, 2024


Kate Mason
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Atlanta, GA –  The Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE) is proud to announce its continued success in developing winning proposals for transit agencies across the US through the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) Low or No Emission Vehicle Program (Low-No) and the Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Competitive Program (Buses and Bus Facilities). Out of the nearly $1.5 billion awarded through both programs this year, the agencies that CTE supported were awarded more than $320 million. These project awards span 14 states and include the deployment of 114 battery electric and 43 fuel cell electric buses.

This represents the third wave of Low-No and Buses and Bus Facilities funding under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law's (BIL) $7.5 billion, five-year commitment to improve public transportation infrastructure. Eligible projects replace or refurbish internal combustion engine (ICE) buses with clean, efficient, and sustainable alternatives, such as battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell models, as well as their supporting infrastructure. Many projects also include workforce development components to train the next generation of U.S. transit talent.

“CTE is dedicated to collaborating with transit agencies to leverage this historic investment and create a more sustainable transportation system,” said Steve Clermont, CTE Director of Planning and Deployment.

In addition to grant writing services, CTE offers project management and technical assistance services to Low-No partners and other transit agencies across the country. Through its proven risk mitigation methodology, CTE ensures the smooth execution of zero-emission deployment projects.

This expertise extends to stakeholders across the industry through CTE's annual Zero Emission Bus Conference (ZEB Con). Held this year in Philadelphia, PA from August 27-29, ZEB Con will feature sessions on both battery and fuel cell electric solutions, as well as facility tours hosted by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), a 2023 Low-No grant recipient.

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

For more information on CTE’s Low-No Services, visit: cte.tv/low-no



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