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USA: Green Buses Get $101M Federal Boost

by Patricia Marchetti, July 3rd, 2011

Fewer buses belching black smoke out their tailpipes seems like a winning idea to us and the federal government seems to agree. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced that transit companies across the United States will be able to compete for $101.4M in federal funding for innovative ideas that create green jobs, promote clean fuel, and lessen the country’s dependence on oil.

Last year’s 63 winning projects included purchasing hybrid, electric and natural gas buses in over 20 states as well as electric charging stations and energy efficient upgrades to transit facilities.
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