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July 23rd, 2019
Rep. Grijalva Celebrates $2.6 Million Grant Award to Tucson for Electric Buses

WASHINGTON— This week, the Federal Transit Administration awarded the City of Tucson a $2.6 million grant to purchase five zero-emission buses that would replace some of their oldest biodiesel fuel buses. The grant will allow Tucson to begin replacing an aging bus fleet while simultaneously reducing emissions that contribute to poor air quality. In May 2019, Rep. Grijalva wrote a letter to the FTA regarding Tucson’s grant application and expressed his support for modernizing the fleet. In celebration of the city’s success, Rep. Grijalva issued the following statement:

“Tucson is a national leader in adopting alternative energy sources, and this grant will help them update our public transportation system while simultaneously lowering emissions that contribute to poor air quality. Sun Tran serves over 15 million passengers each year, and updating the bus fleet will allow the city to continue investing in transportation options for Tucson residents while supporting increased access to jobs, education, and health services. I am proud that Tucson received this funding opportunity, and I look forward to the city once again leading the way in updating our transportation system to invest in a cleaner, healthier future that all our residents can enjoy.” 


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