The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Monday it is releasing some $1.7 billion in grants to fund new electric and low-emission buses across the country.
The taxpayer dollars come from the 2021 infrastructure bill signed into law by President Joe Biden, AP reports, with the money going to transit projects in 46 states and territories.
“Every day, millions of Americans climb aboard over 60,000 buses to get to work, to school, doctor’s appointments, everywhere they need to be,” Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said in a call with reporters.
“These are unprecedented levels of investment when it comes to putting modern cleaner buses on the road.”
This is not the first time this administration has professed a love for electric buses, as Breitbart News reported, with Biden claiming back in 2021 “Diesel [from school buses] pollutes the air … and…