Nashville will receive just over $3 million in a federal grant to purchase new zero emissions electric buses and install an electric charging station, it was announced at a press conference today.
The project is one of 27 projects across the country selected to receive $59.3 million in funds through the Federal Transit Administration's FY 2012 Clean Fuels Grant Program.
The funds would help the Nashville Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (MTA) purchase new zero emissions electric buses and install an electric charging station at Riverfront Station, a popular transit hub for workers and tourists traveling to downtown destinations.
Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff was present at the press conference along with Mayor Karl Dean, Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer, MTA Board Chairman Thomas "Freddie" O'Connell, MTA Chief Executive Officer Paul Ballard and other local officials.
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