FTA Gives Consortium $9 Million for Hydrogen-Fueled Buses
A business consortium including New Flyer Industries, ISE Corporation and SunLine Transit announced (via Fuel Cell Works) that it will receive $9 million from the United States Federal Transit Administration for two new projects involving hydrogen and fuel-cell buses.
The initiatives include $6 million in FTA funding to develop a hydrogen fuel-cell electric bus for Washington, D.C. This project will be done in conjunction with ISE, a California company that makes hybrid engines.
In addition, the two companies, along with SunLine Transit, received $3 million to develop advanced fuel-cell buses for Thousand Palms, Calif.Â Â
To date, Canada’s New Flyer Industries has put more than 2,200 buses on the roads of California including those in San Diego and Los Angeles.Â
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