U.S. DOT Provides Financial Support For Advanced Transportation In Pennsylvania

This week, the U.S. Department of Transportation awarded a number of grants to Pennsylvania transportation agencies to support various advanced projects in the state.

Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., made the announcements, which included the following:

  • The Lehigh and Northampton Transportation Authority received a $3 million grant to purchase hybrid buses built in the U.S.
  • SETPA was awarded $5 million for the replacement of diesel buses with hybrid buses, as well as $1.44 million grant for energy-storage devices on the Market-Frankford Line.
  • River Valley Transit received a $3.5 million grant to be used for the construction of a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling facility and the purchase of compressed natural gas transit vehicles.
  • The Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority was given $2 million to replace diesel vehicles with vehicles that run on CNG.
  • The Port Authority of Allegheny County received a $3.07 million grant to go toward a CNG fueling station.

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