June 26, 2023

Ranking Members Larsen, Norton Celebrate $1.7 Billion in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding for Green Transit


WASHINGTON, DCToday, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Rick Larsen (D-WA) and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) issued the following statement after the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced $1.7 billion in Buses and Bus Facilities and Low or No Emission Vehicle Program grants. This funding will support state and local efforts to buy or modernize buses, improve facilities, and invest in America’s transit workforce.

“Thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the bus systems Americans rely on will be greener than ever, resulting in cleaner air and more livable communities,” Ranking Member Larsen said. “My district will now be able to invest in hybrid buses in Whatcom County, build a new multimodal transit hub in Island County and upgrade transit facilities in Skagit County. Across the country, 130 projects in 46 states and territories will invest in buses, expand bus service in rural areas, upgrade facilities, and strengthen workforce development. These investments, made possible through the BIL, will create and provide better access to jobs in communities across the country.”

"I'm pleased with today's announcement that WMATA will receive a $104 million grant for low- and no-emission buses and bus facilities after I wrote a letter supporting its grant application," Ranking Member Norton said. "The funding will be used to procure battery-electric buses, furthering WMATA’s transition to a 100% zero-emission bus fleet by 2045, improving air quality, providing sustainable transportation, and addressing climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the nation's capital."

View all grant award recipients here.