Bi-State Development One of 117 Projects to Receive Federal Funding for Public Transit Projects

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced approximately $1.5 billion in funding to support 117 projects that will improve public transportation in 47 states including a $10 million grant to Bi-State Development/Metro Transit in St. Louis for new low-emission diesel-electric hybrid buses to replace older diesel buses that have exceeded their useful life. The $10.38 million grant will help the agency lower emissions and provide riders a safer, more efficient means of transportation.

Under the President’s historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, FTA has awarded nearly $5 billion in the past three years to replace and modernize transit buses on America’s roadways, building new technology with American workers. U.S. factories will produce more than 4,600 of these new buses.

“Today, another 117 communities across 47 states are receiving the good news that their transit buses are being modernized and their commutes improved through President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. “The Biden-Harris Administration is helping agencies replace old buses running on dirtier, expensive fuels by delivering modern and zero-emission buses, manufactured by American workers, that will connect more people to where they need to go.”