Program

Low or No Emission Vehicle Program – 5339(c)

What’s New

Overview

The Low or No Emission competitive program provides funding to state and local governmental authorities for the purchase or lease of zero-emission and low-emission transit buses as well as acquisition, construction, and leasing of required supporting facilities. Under the FAST Act, $55 million per year is available until fiscal year 2020.

  • Watch our four-minute video highlighting the Low and No-Emission Grant Program, which supports new technologies that are changing the makeup of bus fleets nationwide.  

Allocation of Funding

Funding is allocated to projects on a competitive basis, from proposals submitted to FTA in response to a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). Past project selections include:

Technical Assistance

  • View the April 2018 National RTAP Webinar: FTA Low No Emissions Program Grant Writing
  • FTA contracts with the National Renewable Energy Lab to evaluate zero-emission bus research and demonstration projects. 
  • FTA hosted webinars on deploying low- or no-emission buses that 
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German Universities To Offer Bicycling Traffic Degree Program

German universities are to start teaching the hitherto neglected subject of bicycling traffic. Seven institutions have received funding from the national government to appoint professors in the subject, with the first students expected to sign up for Masters courses next year.

“Cycling must be placed on an equal footing with other means of transport,” said a statement from the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) which is endowing the chairs with seed funding of 8.3 million.

“We are providing cyclists with allies who, in the future, can apply their know-how in a focused manner on the ground and in the cities, towns, and local communities,” continued the BMVI statement.

Among the institutions introducing the course in 2021 is

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Intelligent Transportation Systems – Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment Program

CV Pilots News & Events


CV Pilots Deployment Resources

Device Deployment Status

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Using Connected Vehicle Technologies to Solve Real-World Operational Problems

Connected vehicles are poised to transform our streets, communities, and personal lives. But before these technologies can be deployed broadly, there are a number of technical, institutional, and financial challenges — challenges that can only be understood and overcome by putting these emerging technologies to work in real-world situations, solving real problems. The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is supporting the advancement of connected vehicle technology with a pilot deployment program that is uncovering what barriers remain and how to address them, documenting lessons learned, and serving as a template assisting other early CV technology deployments.


The USDOT has awarded cooperative agreements collectively worth more than $45 million to three pilot sites in New York City; Wyoming; and Tampa to implement a suite of connected vehicle applications and

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– Clean Vehicle Assistance Program

The CVA Program is open and accepting applications.  Click here to learn about changes and possible delays during the evolving health and economic crisis.

 

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Grants and loans for income-qualified Californians

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The Clean Vehicle Assistance Program provides grants and affordable financing to help income-qualified Californians purchase or lease a new or used hybrid or electric vehicle. Our goal is to make clean vehicles accessible and affordable to all who qualify.

The Clean Vehicle Assistance Program is funded by California Climate Investments, a statewide initiative that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy and improving public health and the environment—particularly in disadvantaged communities.

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What Vehicles
are Available?

Grants are for new or used clean vehicles. You can get a grant for a hybrid vehicle, a plug-in hybrid, or an electric vehicle. Battery electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids can also include a home charging station

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