Tucson, Ariz.– Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva today congratulated the City of Tucson on a new $5 million grant from the Department of Transportation (DOT) for upgrading the city bus fleet’s environmental quality.
The project was competitively selected by the Federal Transit Administration’s Clean Fuels Bus and Bus Facilities Program. The program helps transportation sectors meet Clean Air Act standards for ozone and carbon monoxide emissions and supports emerging clean technologies for public transportation.
The grant comes just weeks after the city was given a separate $5 million award to purchase approximately 15 new vehicles through DOT’s State of Good Repair program.
“This is what public investment in our future looks like: more clean vehicles on the road, better fuel efficiency, and reduced long-term costs to the taxpayer,” Grijalva said. “We need more of these kinds of projects in Southern Arizona, and I wholeheartedly applaud the city for pursuing these funds for the public good.”
The grant will be formally announced on Friday, according to DOT information.