Senators Reverend Warnock and Ossoff announced a $6.2 million grant for Augusta Transit to acquire clean electric buses
Senator Warnock led the effort to direct federal funding to Augusta Transit for this purpose, advocating directly to the Federal Transit Administration for this project – LINK HERE
Senator Reverend Warnock: “I fought hard and was proud to secure these federal investments that will modernize Augusta Transit’s buses and improve our air quality. I will continue working to deliver strong federal investments like this to every corner of our state”
ICYMI from WRDW: “The funding passed with legislative support from Sen. Raphael Warnock”
Washington, D.C. —Today, U.S. Senators Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-GA) and Jon Ossoff (D-GA) announced that the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will award a $6.2 million federal grant to Augusta Transit to upgrade its bus fleet with clean electric buses. Senator Warnock was instrumental in pushing for the federal funding, advocating for the investments to FTA Administrator Nuria Fernandez directly in May.
“I fought hard and was proud to secure these federal investments that will modernize Augusta Transit’s buses and improve our air quality,” said Senator Reverend Warnock. “I will continue working to deliver strong federal investments like this to every corner of our state.”
“Upgraded buses that are safer and use the newest technology remain a priority to reduce the air pollution that’s dangerous for children’s health,” Senator Ossoff said. “Senator Warnock and I will continue to champion these upgrades for Augusta Transit and upgrades to our overall transportation infrastructure.”
This investment is part of the Low-No Program, which aims to support the transition of the nation’s transit fleet to the lowest polluting and most energy efficient transit vehicles. The Low-No Program provides funding to state and local governmental authorities for the purchase or lease of zero-emission and low-emission transit buses, including acquisition, construction, and leasing of required supporting facilities.
Senators Warnock and Ossoff have long worked to secure more federal dollars for public transit in Georgia. Thanks to their efforts, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provides Georgia with nearly $1.5 billion to invest in public transportation priorities throughout the state. Senator Warnock also successfully fought to secure key updates to the Capital Investment Grant (CIG) program that would allow more Georgia priorities to compete for federal funding; this policy change spearheaded by Senator Warnock has already allowed MARTA to begin planning work on the Clayton County Bus Rapid Transit project.