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Metro transit company receives federal grant to help in purchase of electric buses

The grant from the Federal Transit Administration was one of 130 totaling $1.7 billion that were handed out to transit systems across the country. The money is authorized by the infrastructure law passed in 2021 and will help transit agencies buy 1,700 buses — nearly half of which will have zero emissions, federal officials said in a statement. Metro has set a goal of converting to a zero-emission fleet by 2042. Transit leaders said the grant will help to propel Metro toward that goal.The grant “from the FTA is a testament to the importance of the federal government and regional partners joining together to support the transition to zero-emission buses that will help create a healthier, better environment,” Metro General Manager Randy Clarke said in a statement. Metro is partnering with Fairfax County on the conversion of the Cinder Bed Road bus facility. The county plans to use part of the complex to house and charge its all-electric bus rapid transit vehicles that will run from Fort Belvoir to the Huntington Metro station by 2030, Metro officials said.https://www.washingtonpost.com/transportation/2023/06/26/metro-electric-buses-dc-fairfax/?utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=wp_main&utm_source=twitter

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Pete Buttigieg

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Thank you for taking the time to contact me. I am honored to be entrusted with leading the U.S. Department of Transportation at this consequential moment. Your voice is important, and my team will consider your thoughts as we work to meet the department’s mission and support the administration’s priorities: to help create millions of good-paying jobs; move people and goods safely; revitalize communities that have been left behind; tackle the climate crisis, and enable our country to compete and win in the global economy. I hope will you continue to share your views and to follow our work.

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  • Adam Wallin

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    Public transport is the way for federal investments, very well done!

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    • Pete Buttigieg

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      Thank you for taking the time to contact me. I am honored to be entrusted with leading the U.S. Department of Transportation at this consequential moment. Your voice is important, and my team will consider your thoughts as we work to meet the department’s mission and support the administration’s priorities: to help create millions of good-paying jobs; move people and goods safely; revitalize communities that have been left behind; tackle the climate crisis, and enable our country to compete and win in the global economy. I hope will you continue to share your views and to follow our work.

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      • Kevin

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        @pete_buttigieg Thank you sir and bravo to the men and women at the state department who are doing a commendable job in creating a clean energy transition.

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      • walter lungayi

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        This is great improvements, other nations should incorporate this

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      • We Don't Have Time

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        Dear Kevin Thank you for getting your climate love to level 2! We have reached out to Pete Buttigieg and requested a response. I will keep you updated on any progress! /Adam We Don't Have Time

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        • Edwin wangombe

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          This is amazing... Seeing the federal government support such companies to transition the transport sector to electric is a Noble cause

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          • Videlis Eddie

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            This is amazing clean energy is the way to go

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            • Ajema Lydiah

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              this will effectively aid in quicker transition

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              • Tabitha Kimani

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                Transition requires huge financial support.

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                • Joseph Githinji

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                  Metro has been in the front line in the roadmap for transition to clean, green and renewable energy. This funding will go a long way to support investment on electric motor, hence reduce carbon emissions.

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