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Lipinski Support Leads to More Electric, Zero-Emission Buses at CTA

Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) is announcing that the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) will be receiving a Department of Transportation grant for $2.29 million to add more electric, zero-emission buses to their fleet.  As the senior member from the state on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and co-chair of the House Public Transportation Caucus, Lipinski was able to add a provision to the last long-term transportation bill, known as the FAST Act, that created the Low or No Emission Program the CTA is now receiving money from. 

“This grant is another step forward for the CTA in helping the environment and paving the way for more clean transportation technology,” said Rep. Lipinski.  “We must continue to invest in American clean energy innovation.”

Specifically, the CTA will use the grant dollars to help purchase electric buses and chargers with on-route charging capabilities.