FTA’s Fiscal Year 2010 Discretionary Sustainability Funding Opportunity

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                                                                 CLEAN FUELS FORMULA GRANT PROGRAMS PROJECT DESCRIPTIONS

ARIZONA

City of Tucson
Project: Hybrid Buses
Grant Amount: $5,000,000
The City of Tucson will replace 40-foot diesel buses with hybrid technology buses.  The fleet replacement is needed as the 1992-model buses have met their useful lives.

Navajo Transit System
Project: Electric Buses
Grant Amount: $2,000,000
Navajo Transit System will purchase zero-emission fully electric transit buses for main line transit between the towns of Window Rock, AZ (The Capital of Navajo Nation) and Gallup, NM, (The main entry point and highest traffic route for tourist and the citizens of Navajo Nation).

City of Phoenix
Project: Hybrid Drive System for New Buses
Grant Amount: $3,710,235
Funds will be utilized to purchase hybrid electric propulsion components for new, 60-foot diesel buses.  These new buses will replace 30-foot and 40-foot buses that have reached the end of their useful lives.

CALIFORNIA

Anaheim Transportation Network
Project: CNG Buses
Grant Amount: $1,700,500
Anaheim Transportation Network will purchase compressed natural gas (CNG) buses to replace aging diesel buses operated with the Anaheim Resort Transit (ART) service.

City of Los Angeles
Project: CNG Fueling Facility
Grant Amount: $3,001,810
The City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) will use funds to help support a portion of the project to develop a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in downtown Los Angeles. This station is LADOT’s Phase I stand-alone project to support its full fleet transition to CNG.


City of Fresno
Project: Electric Buses and Recharge Station
Grant Amount: $1,896,600
Fresno Area Express (FAX) will purchase two full-size composite body zero-emission, fast-charge battery electric buses, replacement batteries, and a recharging station to further development of a downtown circulator program in the City of Fresno.

City of Visalia
Project: Hybrid Buses/CNG Trolleys
Grant Amount: $3,187,200
The City of Visalia will purchase hybrid electric and compressed natural gas (CNG) buses.

San Diego Metropolitan Transit System
Project: CNG Fueling Station Upgrades
Grant Amount: $1,564,522
The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System will replace the existing compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel compressors at the South Bay Maintenance Facility.

CONNECTICUT

Connecticut Department of Transportation
Project: Hybrid Buses
Grant Amount: $2,300,000
Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) will purchase more fuel-efficient replacement transit buses for use in the Hartford, New Haven, and Stamford divisions of CTTRANSIT and the Greater Bridgeport Transit Authority.

DELAWARE

Delaware Transit Corporation
Project: Hybrid Bus Replacement
Grant Amount: $3,706,780
Delaware Transit Corporation will replace of 40-foot transit buses with hybrid electric buses.

FLORIDA

Jacksonville Transportation Authority
Project: Hybrid Bus Replacement
Grant Amount: $4,000,000
Jacksonville Transportation Authority will replace transit buses with hybrid electric buses.


GEORGIA

Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)
Project: Retrofit Buses with Lithium-Ion Batteries
Grant Amount: $840,000
MARTA will retrofit transit buses with advanced lithium-ion batteries and electrical control systems.

INDIANA

Fort Wayne Public Transportation Corporation
Project: Hybrid Buses
Grant Amount: $2,000,000
These funds will be used to replace heavy duty standard diesel fixed route buses with diesel-electric hybrids for maximum fuel efficiency, energy conservation and emission reduction.

IOWA

City of Ames
Project: Bio-Diesel Articulated Buses
Grant Amount: $1,256,940
The city bus system in Ames, Iowa, CyRide, will use this funding to replace its oldest 40-foot buses with 60-foot articulated buses using bio-diesel fuel.

The City of Dubuque
Project: Clean Fuel/Hybrid Vehicles and Mobility Management System
Grant Amount: $1,500,000
The City of Dubuque will purchase new clean fuel and hybrid technology vehicles to replace older vehicles in its paratransit fleet and a new integrated mobility management system that will maximize vehicle trip reductions, cut greenhouse gas emissions and reduce traffic congestion.

ILLINOIS

Illinois Department of Transportation
Project: Heavy Duty Hybrid Buses
Grant Amount: $5,000,000
Illinois Department of Transportation will purchase hybrid buses for use across the state.  These new buses will substantially reduce fuel consumption and harmful greenhouse gas and other emissions. 


KENTUCKY

Transit Authority of River City
Project: Hybrid Bus Program
Grant Amount: $3,975,740
Transit Authority of River City (TARC) will replace older, poor performing buses with new hybrid electric buses.

MARYLAND

Maryland Department of Transportation
Project: Diesel Bus Engines Replacements
Grant Amount: $1,365,504
M TA will repower 40-foot low-floor transit buses with reconditioned diesel engines. The repower will include the installation of active regeneration diesel particulate filters, as required by the Environmental Protection Agency.

MICHIGAN

Ann Arbor Transportation Authority
Project: Hybrid Buses
Grant Amount: $1,697,350
Ann Arbor Transportation Authority will purchase hybrid-electric buses to replace buses that have reached the end of their useful lives.

Blue Water Area Transportation Commission
Project: Replacement of CNG Compressor Skid
Grant Amount: $432,000
Blue Water Area Transportation commission will use funds to replace and upgrade its compressed natural gas fueling infrastructure by replacing a CNG compressor skid.

Blue Water Area Transportation Commission
Project: Portable CNG Refueling Stations for Service in Remote Areas
Grant Amount: $891,000.
Blue Water Area Transportation Commission will purchase portable compressed natural gas refueling stations to serve buses in remote areas of the county.
 
MISSOURI

Bi-State Development Agency
Project: Replacement Buses
Grant Amount: $4,000,000
The Bi-State Development Agency (Metro) will use this funding to replace 30-foot to 40-foot transit buses.

NEW YORK

New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Project: CNG Fueling Facility
Grant Amount: $5,810,000
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will replace and upgrade the fueling infrastructure at the compressed natural gas (CNG) station at MTA Long Island Bus facility in Garden City. Three electric compressor skids will be replaced.

NORTH CAROLINA

City of Charlotte
Project: Paratransit Buses
Grant Amount: $421,580
The Special Transportation System (STS), a division of the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) that provides complementary paratransit service to persons with disabilities who meet ADA requirements, will use these funds to purchase more fuel-efficient lightweight paratransit vehicles.

OHIO

Greater Dayton Regional Transportation Authority
Project: Hybrid Buses
Grant Amount: $1,909,000
The Greater Dayton Regional Transportation Authority will replace diesel buses that are beyond their useful lives with hybrid transit buses.

Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority
Project: Hybrid Buses
Grant Amount: $2,334,492
The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority will use this funding to purchase hybrid buses to replace diesel buses that have reached the end of their useful lives.

OKLAHOMA

Metropolitan Tulsa Transit Authority
Project: CNG Fueling Station
Grant Amount: $2,500,000
The Metropolitan Tulsa Transit Authority will use funds to build and maintain a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station.


OREGON

Lane Transit
Project: Hybrid Buses
Grant Amount: $3,320,275
Lane Transit will use this funding to purchase hybrid buses to replace diesel buses that have reached the end of their useful lives.

PENNSYLVANIA
County of Lackawanna Transit System
Project: Hybrid Buses
Grant Amount: $2,500,000
The County of Lackawanna Transit System (COLTS) will use these funds to purchase electric-diesel hybrid 35-foot low-floor buses.

SOUTH CAROLINA

Pee Dee Regional Transportation Authority
Project: Hybrid Buses
Grant Amount: $3,200,000
Pee Dee Regional Transportation Authority will use funds to purchase low-floor diesel-electric hybrid buses, and to subsequently improve PDRTA’s maintenance facility to support the operation of the new buses.

TENNESSEE

First Tennessee Human Resources Agency
Project: Biofuel Vehicles for Paratransit
Grant Amount: $691,740
First Tennessee Human Resources Agency will purchase biofuel vehicles to replace paratransit vehicles that serve Sullivan and Hawkins Counties. The new vehicles will allow for significant improvements in service and operating efficiencies.

TEXAS

City of Galveston
Project: Clean Diesel Buses
Grant Amount: $1,514,750
Galveston’s Island Transit will use funds to purchase clean diesel commuter buses.

Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO)
Project: Hybrid Buses
Grant Amount: $2,232,817
METRO will use these funds to replace transit buses that have exceeded their useful lives with 40-foot hybrid-electric drive transit buses. 

UTAH

Utah Transit Authority (UTA)
Project: Hybrid Buses and Supporting Equipment
Grant Amount: $2,000,000
UTA will use this funding to purchase hybrid buses and associated equipment, including bus lifts and cranes, for use with the hybrid buses. 

WASHINGTON

King County Metro
Project: Hybrid Buses
Grant Amount: $6,056,100
King County Metro and Sound Transit will purchase 40-foot and 60-foot hybrid diesel-electric buses.  King County and Sound Transit will be replacing conventional diesel buses that have reached the end of their useful lives.

Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians
Project: Hybrid Vehicles
Grant Amount: $200,860
The Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians will purchase hybrid vehicles to replace vehicles in its fleet that have reached the end of their useful lives.


                                                                                         TIGGER II PROJECT DESCRIPTIONS

ALASKA

Alaska Railroad Corporation
Project: Locomotive Upgrades
Amount: $1,035,000
The Alaska Railroad Corporation will retrofit locomotives with emission reduction kits and anti-idle systems to further reduce emissions and fuel consumption.

CALIFORNIA

Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District
Project: Transit Operations & Hydrogen Fueling
Amount: $6,000,000
The Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District will install a fuel cell power system for on-site hydrogen production.

Mendocino Transit Authority
Project: Solar Canopies
Amount: $470,000
The Mendocino Transit Authority will use funding to reduce energy consumption and emissions by installing solar photovoltaic canopies to power a recharging station for proposed electric buses and to provide all-weather protection for its bus fleet.

Foothill Transit
Project: Fast Charge Electric Transit Bus
Amount: $10,170,000
Foothill Transit will purchase fast charge battery electric buses and related equipment.

COLORADO

State of Colorado
Project: Greenhouse Gas Reduction/Daly Lane Bus Storage Facility
Amount: $73,936
The State of Colorado will purchase two energy-saving devices at its Daly Lane bus storage facility: a fast-closing garage door to reduce natural gas consumed for heating and energy-efficient LED light fixtures.

FLORIDA

City of Tallahassee-Star Metro
Project: Zero-Emission Electric Buses
Amount: $5,241,003
The City of Tallahassee will purchase zero emission buses and recharging equipment to replace diesel buses that serve a circulator route that connects Florida State University and Florida A&M.

HAWAII

City & County of Honolulu Department of Transportation Services
Project: Turbine Electric Bus
Amount: $5,061,000
The City of Honolulu will purchase turbine hybrid electric buses to use as circulators in the Waikiki area. The buses are also equipped with anti-idle technology that will further reduce emissions and fuel consumption.

ILLINOIS

Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT)
Project: Hybrid Paratransit Buses
Amount: $144,000
IDOT will purchase hybrid vehicles for use in paratransit service.

Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT)
Project: Auto Shut-down/Start-Up System Installation
Grant Amount: $341,694
IDOT will install anti-idling systems to its Metra locomotives to reduce emissions and fuel consumption.

Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
Project: Battery Powered Transit Buses
Amount: $2,210,490
CTA will purchase zero-emission all-electric battery-powered buses that can be charged at wayside charging stations.


KENTUCKY

Transit Authority of River City (TARC)
Project:  Union Station Energy Efficiency Improvements
Grant Amount: $2,658,600
TARC will use these funds to make the Union Station, which is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, more energy efficient.  The funds will help to restore station’s 278 windows and replace the natural gas boiler with a geothermal system.

MARYLAND

Maryland DOT
Project:  Howard County Electric Bus Project
Grant Amount: $3,777,826
Maryland DOT will use the funds to introduce clean and efficient electric buses on Howard Transit.  This project will demonstrate and provide an opportunity to evaluate the energy efficiency and cost effectiveness of non-contact inductive recharging of electric bus batteries.

MASSACHUSETTS

Montachusett Regional Transit Authority
Project:  Energy Production, Preservation and Proliferation (EP3)
Grant Amount: $1,687,500
Montachusett Regional Transit Authority will implement a transit energy management model for renewable wind and solar energy resources.

MICHIGAN 

Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART)
Project:  Hybrid Hydraulic Vehicles
Grant Amount:  $2,000,000
SMART will collaborate with manufacturers to develop light-weight, fuel efficient vehicles. These vehicles will utilize series hydraulic hybrid (SHH) technology and architecture typically used only for heavy duty truck and stationary vehicles.

MINNESOTA

Metropolitan Council (Metro Transit)
Project:  Electrification of Hybrid Bus Accessories
Grant Amount: $1,200,000
Metro Transit will acquire hybrid buses equipped with MiniHybrid Thermal System (MH8) electrically operated engine cooling and air conditioning accessories.  These vehicles will demonstrate the energy efficiency gains possible from the electrification of hybrid bus accessories.

Metropolitan Council (Metro Transit)
Project:  Hiawatha Light Rail Transit O&M and Support Facility: Greenhouse Gas Reduction
Grant Amount: $1,200,000
Metro Transit will install a geothermal system in the Hiawatha Light Rail Transit Operations and Maintenance and Support Facility to provide heat, cooling and hot water for the facility. 

NEVADA

Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County
Project: Zero Emissions Downtown Circulator Route
Grant Amount: $4,650,523
The RTC Ride in Reno will use zero-emission buses on a downtown circulator route.  This project combines energy efficient, composite, electric buses with fast charging lithium ion batteries and fuel cell auxiliary power needed for air conditioning in hot desert climates. Also, renewable liquid natural gas will produce electricity for the battery recharging.

NEW JERSEY

New Jersey Transit
Project: Energy Efficient Electric Switch Heaters and Controls
Grant Amount: $2,484,766
NJ TRANSIT will install energy efficient electric rail switch heaters to improve safety and operational efficiency in colder weather.

NEW YORK

New York State Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)
Project: Battery-Based Wayside Energy Storage System
Grant Amount: $4,000,000
The MTA will use these funds to incorporate wayside energy storage into the New York City subway system.  This project will utilize nickel metal hydride battery technology to capture wasted braking energy and reuse it to power rail vehicles.

NORTH CAROLINA
 
City of Charlotte - Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS)
Project: Bus Canopy Solar PVS/Charging Project
Grant Amount: $1,000,000
CATS will install solar photovoltaic panels on existing fleet protection awnings to generate renewable electricity for facility use and future electric buses and vehicles, as well as to provide year-round weather protection for the bus fleet.

OHIO

Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority
Project: Energy Conservation through Facility Improvements - Bond Hill Division
Grant Amount: $776,418
Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority will use funds to make facility improvements for energy conservation and emissions reduction.  This comprehensive facility improvement project will incorporate the bundling of technologies and utilize web-based energy management systems.

OREGON

Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District (TriMet)
Project: On-Board Energy Storage for Light Rail Vehicles
Grant Amount: $4,200,000
TriMet will retrofit vehicles for on-board energy storage to capture and reutilize braking energy of its light rail vehicles.

PENNSYLVANIA

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT)
Project: Pennsylvania Hybrid Transit Vehicle Implementation
Grant Amount: $5,000,000
Funding will help PennDOT Bureau of Public Transportation continue to replace its diesel bus fleet with hybrid vehicles.

RHODE ISLAND

Rhode Island Public Transit Authority
Project: Rhode Island Public Transit Solar Technologies
Grant Amount: $1,200,000
Rhode Island Public Transit Authority will install solar technologies, including heat-conducting trombe walls and a solar photovoltaic (PV) system.

WASHINGTON

King County Department of Transportation
Project: Battery Dominant-Zero Emission Bus with Fast Charging System
Grant Amount: $4,761,900
King County Department of Transportation will acquire all-electric buses that recharge from trolley overhead catenaries and operate "off-grid" using on-board batteries for gap coverage and range extension.

Seattle Department of Transportation
Project: King Street Station Energy Efficiency Improvements
Grant Amount: $2,555,344
Seattle DOT will reduce the energy consumption of historic King Street Station by installing geothermal wells to provide heating and cooling needs, while downsizing the mechanical system of coolers and boilers.

WEST VIRGINIA

Mountain Line Transit Authority
Project: Solar Power Plant Project
Grant Amount: $1,100,000
Mountain Line Transit Authority will install solar panels and purchase electric buses.

 

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