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MCDOT Receives $4.365 Million from U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Transit Administration to Purchase 10 Electric Buses

For Immediate Release: Monday, October 1, 2018

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) received a $4.365 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to replace diesel buses with 10 new, electric buses that will have lower fuel costs and be more reliable with fewer breakdowns. In September 2017, MCDOT received an FTA grant for $1.75 million to purchase four electric buses and charging stations.


Expanding use of electric buses is an important component in the County’s strategy to use innovative technology in reducing fuel consumption by 20 percent by 2020, cutting emission of harmful pollutants and greenhouse gases and reducing the environmental impact of its fleet.


The FTA funding supports projects to replace, rehabilitate, and purchase buses and related equipment, as well as projects to purchase, rehabilitate, and construct bus-related facilities. A total of 107 projects in 50 states and territories received funding from FTA’s Buses and Bus Facilities Infrastructure Investment Program. A list of the projects nationwide receiving grants is available online. More information is available from the U.S. DOT press release.

Release ID: 18-179
Media Contact: Esther Bowring 240-777-7170

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