FTA Low-No Program Webinar

EC Offers Webinar on FTA Low or No Emission Vehicle Program

March 2, 2021

If your organization operates a public transit system, your fleet electrification strategies may be eligible for new federal funding. In February 2021, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced the availability of $180 million of Fiscal Year 2021 funds for the purchase or lease of low or no emission vehicles as well as related equipment or facilities and workforce development training. The Low-No Program provides funding to state and local governmental authorities for the purchase or lease of zero-emission and low-emission transit buses, including acquisition, construction, and leasing of required supporting facilities.

The Electrification Coalition provided an overview of this latest round of FTA Low-No Program funding on Feb. 25. The presentation included featured guests from FTA and several vehicle and equipment vendors. Presenters discussed the Biden Administration’s emphasis on bus electrification and reviewed available vehicles and charging options to consider for application.

Eligible projects for the 2021 FTA Low-No Program include: electric Transit Bus procurement, charging infrastructure deployment, facility upgrades, and workforce development training, with a collective focus on advancing transit bus electrification efforts. Cities, States, and Transit Agencies are eligible to apply, with further details available in the FTA’s announcement of Low-No Funding. $180 million is available in total available funds, with applications due April 12.

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.