Three New Customers and Three Existing Ones Get 5312 ‘LoNo’ Grants
Six of the ten recent winners of Federal Transit Administration 5312 grants will use their funds to purchase Proterra EV buses and charging stations, the battery bus manufacturer said earlier today. updated February 10
“This grant funding will result in the sale of 28 additional battery-electric buses and seven fast-charge stations,” states a release, “bringing Proterra’s total number of orders to 97 buses from 14 different transit agencies in North America.”
Proterra welcomes three new customers:
- Texas’s Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), which will receive seven buses and two chargers (FTA award $7.64 million);
- Minnesota’s Duluth Transit Authority (DTA), which will receive six buses and one charger ($6.34 million); and
- Kentucky’s Transit Authority of Lexington (Lextran), which will receive five buses and one charger ($6.0 million).
The current Proterra customers receiving FTA 5312 grants are
- San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD), Stockton, Calif, which will add five buses and one charger ($4.7 million);
- Transit Authority of River City (TARC), Louisville, Ky., which will add five buses and one charger ($3.32 million); and
- Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA), Worcester, Mass., which will receive one charger ($1.0 million).
The latest FTA awards in support of the Proterra buses total nearly $31.12 million.
Delivery of the new buses is expected to begin in early 2016, Proterra says.
To date, Proterra buses have logged more than 900,000 miles in revenue service in cities across the U.S. “Proterra bus customers report excellent return on investment, significantly better performance than diesel buses and improved rider and community feedback,” the manufacturer adds.
The latest grants are being provided via FTA’s Lo-No – low- or no-emission – vehicle deployment program. A total of ten projects have been awarded some $55 million.
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Source: Proterra with Fleets & Fuels follow-up