Federal Grant Helps Buy Cincy’s Biodiesel Buses

John Davis

Cincinnati has received a federal grant to help the city’s mass transit system buy some biodiesel buses.

This story from the Business Courier of Cincinnati quotes Ohio U.S. Sen. George Voinovich in announcing a $776,000 Clean Fuels Grant from the Federal Transit Administration through the U.S. Department of Transportation to the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA):

Funds provided by the grant will purchase as many as three biodiesel fuel buses for Cincinnati’s Metro bus system, according to a news release.

“I’m pleased that Cincinnati will be able to improve its transportation services while also supporting environmentally friendly biodiesel technology with this funding,” Voinovich said in the release. “Many people rely upon public transportation, and it is critical that we continue to improve and restore regional system infrastructures in Ohio.”