WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) applauded the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announcement that $32.3 million in grants have been made available to help modernize Ohio’s bus fleets and facilities by helping transit agencies purchase or lease low- or no- emission vehicles.
“This is great news for Ohio. Thanks to the bipartisan infrastructure law, these additional funds will help transit authorities all around Ohio improve their bus fleets – leading to not only lower carbon emissions nationwide, but also good-paying jobs and better transportation,” said Portman.
The FTA investments announced today include:
- Stark Area Regional Transit Authority will receive $2.4 million for low and no emissions vehicles replacement and the construction of an on-site hydrogen production facility.
- Portage Area Regional Transportation Authority (PARTA) will receive $3.2 million for their 2025 CNG Replacement Bus Buy: Near-Zero Technology fueled with Renewable Natural Gas.
- Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) will receive $26.7 million for their FY 2022 Low-No Emissions: Replace Diesel Buses with Battery Electric Buses & Charging Infrastructure