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U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin awards CATA $1M for zero-emission bus

Friday, May 24, 2024

Categories: General

‘Electrify CATA for a Greener Greater Lansing’ aligns with board’s commitment to achieve 100% zero-emission fleet by 2035

U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin announced today a $1 million funding award to the Capital Area Transportation Authority.

CATA applied for $1,040,000 through the FY25 Community Project Funding, and seeks to purchase one 40-foot zero-emission battery-electric expansion bus, for a total cost of $1.3 million. Funds will allow CATA to work toward the replacement of diesel and gasoline buses, and provide cleaner transportation to the community.

“We recognize that the transportation sector is one of the largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions, which is driving the climate crisis,” said CATA Board Chair Nathan Triplett. “We have a responsibility to decarbonize our operations and replace our fleet with zero-emission vehicles. This funding award will allow CATA to do its part to boldly lead our region and Michigan into a cleaner, healthier, more sustainable transportation future.”

In April 2022, CATA’s board of directors committed to a zero-emission fleet transition by 2035. The transition plan includes large and small buses, minivans and support vehicles as well as related infrastructure.

CATA continues to explore environmental and cost benefits to achieve this goal.

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