WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) – member of the Senate Appropriations Committee – today announced that the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has awarded the Topeka Metropolitan Transit Authority a $1,737,825 grant for the purchase or lease of zero-emission and low-emission transit buses – including acquisition, construction and leasing of required supporting facilities such as recharging, refueling and maintenance facilities.
“Topeka Metro has worked in close collaboration with the private sector to make the charging and operating of an electric fleet a reality in Northeast Kansas,” said Sen. Moran. “I am pleased to have helped secure this USDOT grant to complement these efforts, which will help Topeka MTA update its fleet with low- and zero-emission transit buses and help advance our capital city’s quality of transportation amenities. Affordability of local transit is vital to Kansas’ economy, and I will continue working with local leaders to build on this progress.”
“Topeka Metro appreciates the federal endorsement of our plans to move effectively in the future,” said Topeka Metro Board Chairman Jim Ogle. “We will immediately begin to explore the possibilities.”
Items to Note:
- Sen. Moran wrote a letter of support for this grant in May.
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