IMPROVING BUS SERVICE USA: * DOT announces $ 266M funding - ** Phoenix ordered 120 CNG buses
* DC - Department of Transportation announces funding opportunity to improve bus service nationwide
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced the opportunity to apply for approximately $266 million in competitive grant funding for bus programs nationwide. The funding consists of $211 million in grants for buses and bus facilities projects, as well as $55 million specifically for FTA’s Low and No Emission (Low-No) bus program, which promotes technologically-advanced and environmentally-friendly buses. These investments will help advance the President’s vision for a cleaner, 21st century transportation system that reduces carbon emissions while expanding transportation options for families... Eligible projects include those that replace, rehabilitate, lease, and purchase buses and related equipment as well as projects to purchase, rehabilitate, construct or lease bus-related facilities, such as buildings for bus storage and maintenance... FTA will award the grants to eligible transit agencies, state transportation departments, and Indian tribes on a competitive basis...
Washington, DC, USA - FTA.GOV.DOT (PR) - 29 March 2016
** Arizona - The Phoenix Public Transit Department has ordered 120 new buses
-- It is first order for new 40-foot buses since 2013... The buses use compressed natural gas and have a fuel range of at least 400 miles, meaning most of the new buses won't require daily refueling... The new buses replace existing liquefied natural gas buses that average 12 years and 500,000 miles of service... The new buses are equipped with an enhanced air conditioning system that includes two units that work in tandem to cool both the front and back of the bus simultaneously... The new buses replace about 25 percent of the city's fleet...
(Photo: New Flyer to Deliver CNG Buses to Phoenix) -- Phoenix, AZ, USA - The AP/ABC 15 - 30 March 2016
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