KCATA Receives $3.3 Million Federal Grant for Electric Buses

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced approximately $182 million in funding for low and no emissions buses and the facilities that support them. The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority was one of the 49 awardees receiving funding through the program.

Projects were selected as part of the FTA’s Low- or No-Emission (Low-No) Grant program. The Low-No Program supports transit agencies in purchasing or leasing low- or no-emission buses and other transit vehicles that use technologies such as battery electric and fuel-cell power to provide cleaner, more efficient transit service in communities across the country.

The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority will receive $3.3 million to purchase battery electric buses, construct and install charging infrastructure, and provide workforce training. The project is expected to provide overall community benefit by reducing tailpipe emissions, resulting in cleaner air and creating smoother, quieter rides.

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