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NFTA to receive funding to buy or lease zero-emission, low-emission transit buses

Posted at 9:00 PM, Jul 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-23 21:00:34-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority will receive millions of dollars in funding from the government, according to Congressman Chris Collins.

Rep. Collins’ office reports that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Low or No Emission Program will give the NFTA a $2.5 million grant.

The funding will allow the NFTA to buy or lease zero-emission and low-emission transit buses. The money will also be used towards the acquisition, construction and leasing of recharging, refueling and maintenance facilities.

“This grant will provide important funding to support the transition to lower polluting transit vehicles for the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority,” said Congressman Collins. “Investing in advanced technologies for transit ensures a decrease of air pollutants being released into our atmosphere."