CATS awarded federal grant funds to purchase electric buses

June 03, 2020

For Immediate Release

Baton Rouge, LA_ The Capital Area Transit System (CATS) is pleased to announce it has been awarded $3,872,089 in federal grant funds made possible by The U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Low or No Emission Grant Program.

“We are extremely happy to receive this grant funding from the FTA,” said CATS CEO Bill Deville. “These funds will allow the agency to purchase new, smaller 30' electric buses to add to our bus fleet. This not only enables us to continue working on our commitment to increasing the electric buses in our fleet, it also lets us replace some of the remaining older, larger vehicles that have reached their useful life,” Deville continued.

This competitive 5339(c) grant from the FTA was awarded to state and local governmental authorities for the purchase or lease of zero-emission or low-emission transit buses as well as acquisition, construction, and leasing of required supporting facilities.

CATS was one of 41 projects funded from this competitive program and the only project awarded in Louisiana.

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