$1.5 Billion in FTA Grants Will Help Deploy American-Built Electric Buses

Contact: Noah Barnes, Electrification Coalition
noah@electrification.org, (202) 461-2371

WASHINGTON—On Tuesday, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced nearly $1.5 billion in awards for the Low- or No-Emission Program and the Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program. These funds will help transit authorities replace aging buses and infrastructure with zero-emission buses and support American manufacturing. The Electrification Coalition (EC) worked with various transit authority partners to prepare for grant applications, such as through the Local Infrastructure Hub. Collectively, the EC has supported over $170 million in the successful award of FTA Low-No Emission Program funding, accelerating the electrification of transit buses across the country.

Electrification Coalition Director of Technical Services Matt Stephens-Rich released the following statement:

“The Federal Transit Administration grants represent an excellent opportunity to support American manufacturing and good-paying jobs while reducing our nation’s dependence on oil for transportation.

“These grants prioritize American-built buses, which is critical at a time when we risk losing ground to China in the global transition to electric vehicles. The grants for zero-emission projects also include funds for workforce development and training, amplifying the economic benefits of transportation electrification.

“Electric vehicles, particularly electric transit buses, support our national and economic security by disentangling our transportation systems from global oil markets controlled by bad actors that do not share our democratic values. Instead, we are investing those dollars in domestic electricity.

“These grants will make the U.S. stronger and safer through job creation, reduced oil dependency, and improved public health. We applaud the Federal Transit Administration for getting more electric transit buses rolling in American communities.”

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About the Electrification Coalition:  The Electrification Coalition is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that promotes policies and actions to facilitate the widespread adoption of plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) on a mass scale to overcome the economic, public health and national security challenges that stem from America’s dependence on oil. ElectrificationCoalition.org

Amy Malaki

Amy Malaki is the Director of Partnerships and Policy at SkyNRG and SkyNRG Americas, pioneering global leaders in sustainable aviation fuel production and supply. Prior to SkyNRG, Amy was the Associate Director for the transportation portfolio at the ClimateWorks Foundation where she developed philanthropic investment strategies to advance a sustainable, equitable and low-carbon mobility system. She also pioneered the organization’s international aviation decarbonization strategy. Prior to that she focused on Asia business development at Better Place, a Silicon Valley electric vehicle network startup. She has a B.A. in Chinese and China studies from the University of Washington and an M.A. in international policy studies (energy and environment) from Stanford University.