CTran awarded 6 million federal grant for new buses

first_imgC-Tran has been awarded a $6.08 million federal grant to replace 10 antiquated buses with 10 new low-floor, diesel-electric hybrids. The announcement came Tuesday in a joint press release from Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas. C-Tran applied for the grant earlier this year and will provide a match of just more than $1.5 million.The funds are from a Federal Transit Administration Bus and Bus Facilities Competitive Grant program, which both Murray and Herrera Beutler worked to restore and fund in last year’s transportation bill. “Washington State’s Congressional delegation was instrumental in passing new transportation funding this year,” Jeff Hamm, C-Tran executive director, said in the news release.Hamm also said Herrera Beutler and Murray’s “leadership to increase funding for the bus and bus facilities program certainly aided further in making this grant award possible.”last_img