As part of the Low or No Emission Vehicle Deployment Program we first told you about a year ago, DART is being awarded a $7.6 million grant for seven all-electric Proterra buses and the infrastructure to charge and maintain them.
DART is one of 10 projects selected to receive a total of $55 million in grants from the Federal Transportation Administration. DART’s application was supported by the North Texas congressional delegation. Project partners include the City of Dallas, Proterra, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, Cavallo Energy Texas and Downtown Dallas, Inc.
“The Obama Administration is committed to investing in 21st century transportation solutions like these zero emission buses,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. “These innovative, energy-efficient buses will help increase efficiency, improve air quality and reduce our nation’s dependence on oil.”
The buses, which will arrive by late 2016, adds to DART’s existing fleet.