Thursday, March 26, 2009

Notice: Application Time for Greening Transit Grants

Transit agencies can apply until May 22 to a new $100 million federal grant program aimed at curbing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, the Federal Transit Administration announced today.

Funding is being drawn from the $8.4 billion set aside in the stimulus package for transit projects. It is authorized to fund capital projects that reduce an agency's energy use, its total emissions, or both.

Fleet expansions, rail extensions and some other projects that would typically qualify as capital projects are excluded from the program because they would increase an agency's total energy consumption.