KCATA Receives Funding for New Low and No Emission Buses

Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) receives $4.8 million grant award under the Low and No Emissions Buses Replacement and Support Infrastructure program. The House and Senate passed H.R. 4366, legislation that provides funding for the U.S. Department of Transportation as well as other federal agencies including the Low/No Emissions program.

The funding will allow for the purchase of a combination of battery-electric buses, necessary charging infrastructure, and low-emission buses. Once an order is placed, KCATA expects it will take at minimum 24 months for delivery.

Frank White, III, KCATA Chief Executive Officer was quoted: “On behalf of the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority’s board, staff and our riders, I would like to extend our appreciation to members of our congressional delegation for securing important funding for new low- and no-emissions buses for our fleet. Through the bipartisan and bi-state work of Congressmen Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) and Jake LaTurner (R-KS), our agency will receive $4.88 million for the purchase of new battery electric and low-emissions buses, and related charging infrastructure. Through this investment, KCATA will be able to continue our efforts to modernize our bus system, provide riders a smoother trip and reduce impacts on the region’s air quality.”