Budzinski Announces More Than $6.6 Million for New Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District Buses 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Nikki Budzinski (IL-13) announced that the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District will be receiving $6,635,349 in federal funding to purchase new American-built hybrid buses. The funding was made available by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA). 

“Bringing our public transit systems into the 21st century creates good-paying union jobs, cuts fuel costs and reduces pollution,” said Congresswoman Budzinski. “I’m thrilled to announce that the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District will be receiving more than $6.6 million to purchase brand-new American-built hybrid buses that will help folks get where they need to go more efficiently than ever.”

The funding for the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District comes through FTA’s Low- and No-Emission (Low-No) Vehicle program which makes funding available to help transit agencies buy or lease American-built low- or zero-emission vehicles, including buses and vans; make facility and station upgrades to accommodate low- or zero-emission vehicles and purchase supporting equipment like chargers for battery electric vehicles. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provides $5.5 billion through FY 2026 for the Low-No Program – more than six times greater than the previous five years of funding combined. 


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