Louisville, Lexington receive funds for electric buses

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Transit agencies in Kentucky’s two largest cities will receive funding for five battery-electric, zero-emission buses each as part of a U.S. Department of Transportation program.

Senior adviser Carolyn Flowers of the department’s Federal Transit Administration was in Louisville on Thursday to announce the $54 million in grants for 10 projects across the U.S.

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Lextran, Lexington’s transit agency, will receive more than $6 million to purchase five buses, one charging station and one maintenance area charging system and plans to develop a system of electric buses.

The Transit Authority of River City in Louisville will get $3.3 million for the five buses and a fast charging station, which the department said will help expand the area the buses serve.

The funding is made through FTA’s Low or No Emission Vehicle Deployment Program, known as LoNo.

 

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