LAFAYETTE, IN, August 13 – The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has awarded CityBus with $1.2 million in federal funding to upgrade and expand its compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station.
The award, part of the 5339 Bus and Bus Facilities grant program, will help CityBus accommodate its growing number of CNG vehicles as it replaces more diesel-fueled buses with low-emission alternatives.
Expanding CNG fuel capabilities will also reduce CityBus’s carbon footprint, lower fuel costs, increase operational efficiency, and support growing ridership.
CityBus replaced an additional four diesel buses with CNG-fueled buses in 2020, bringing its total number of CNG buses to 36. The transit system has also surpassed its goal to replace half its fixed-route fleet with CNG-powered buses by 2025.
To learn more about the FTA’s grant program for low- and zero-emission vehicles, please see the Grants for Bus and Bus Facilities (Section 5339) Fact Sheet.
To read WLFI’s article about the CityBus award, please click here.
CityBus (Greater Lafayette Public Transportation Corporation) is a municipal corporation established in 1971. It provides more that 4.8 million rides for Greater Lafayette passengers each year, including ADA paratransit services for people with disabilities.