Town of Avon awarded $1.6 million for two electric buses
The Town of Avon received a $1.6M grant for two electric buses from the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Transit Administration (FTA) through the Low- or No-Emission (Low-No) Grant program. The program funds the deployment of transit buses and infrastructure for the purchase or lease of zero-emission and low-emission transit buses and supporting facilities.
“These grants will help communities nationwide deploy the next generation of bus technology to enhance their transportation system,” said USDOT Secretary Elaine L. Chao.
“We couldn’t be more excited to receive this grant to further Avon’s Climate Action goals. The electric buses will be a perfect fit in our beautiful Town,” said Mayor Smith Hymes.
“We’re pleased to have partnered with Proterra, a leader in the design and manufacture of zero-emission buses. Proterra’s past successes no doubt bolstered our request,” said Avon Town Manager Eric Heil. “The new buses will be 100% cleaner and provide our riders and residents a quieter experience.”
“These two electric buses will replace two diesel buses that are beyond their useful life,” said Avon Transit Superintendent Jim Shoun. “We are looking forward to incorporating them into our transit fleet in 2021 and reducing our fleet maintenance costs.”