published Thursday, November 17th, 2011

CARTA gets $2.5 million for green, energy efficient electric buses in Chattanooga

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CARTA is receiving $2.56 million in federal funds to buy three energy efficient electric buses for its fleet, according to a news release from U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.

The project was among 46 in the nation chosen from 266 applications. Chattanooga was the only city in Tennessee to get funding from the Federal Transit Administration’s Transit Investment in Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction (TIGGER) III Grant Program, according to the release.

In the release, LaHood said the money will help the nation reduce oil dependence and create a “marketplace” for green jobs.

The all-electric, zero-emission buses will be equipped with a wayside inductive power transfer system which allows them to recharge their batteries from embedded electric coils while operating on regular fixed routes.

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ronford said...

And people wonder what is wrong with our country 2.5 Million for 3 Busses. Come on folks do we really need to spend money on this.

November 17, 2011 at 1:34 p.m.
Pizzaguy said...

But it's GREEN (for the bus manufacturer).

November 17, 2011 at 2:26 p.m.

$2.56 million for three buses? I sure hope these CARTA buses will be free to use by all those who have paid for them (tax payers).

November 17, 2011 at 6:23 p.m.
ronford said...

There will be very few of us who pay tax witll ever ride the Buses

November 18, 2011 at 4:14 p.m.
ronford said...

Just read another clipping where Carta is getting 155,000.00 From the city for bikes???? Hardware transferd to Carta at 992,961.00 then we read where 2.5 Million is being give to Carta for 3 Busses.. I would suggest to one and all a investigaton of Carta who is runing a Bus line in this city and most of the time empty Busses

November 18, 2011 at 4:31 p.m.
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