Congressman Fattah Announces $3 Million for "Best in Nation" SEPTA to Purchase Clean-Fuels Hybrid Buses
WASHINGTON, Sept. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) announced today that SEPTA will receive $3 million under the federal Clean Fuels Program to buy new diesel-electric hybrid buses as replacements for use across the five-county system.
"SEPTA already has one of the nation's largest fleets of clean-energy buses – and it's already the nation's best public transit agency. With more hybrid buses coming into the fleet SEPTA will be getting even better," Fattah said. "I've been fighting for the resources to help SEPTA turn 'green.' Today's investment in clean-green technology moves us further along that road."
Clean energy hybrids account for one-third of SEPTA's fleet of about 1,390 buses.
Under terms of the grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration, SEPTA will replace buses that have met the end of their useful life with new 60-foot diesel-electric hybrid buses, which will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, decrease fuel consumption and save on operating costs.
SOURCE Office of Congressman Chaka Fattah
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