LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced a $2.3 million grant for the Transit Authority of Lexington so the city can purchase new electric buses.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao made the announcement during a Greater Lexington Chamber of Commerce event Friday.
Lexington received a portion of the department’s allocation of more than $84 million throughout the U.S. as a part of its Low- or No-Emission Grant Program.
LexTran operates some electric buses, and the grant money will help increase the city’s fleet. The bus system runs 31 routes throughout the city.
U.S. Secretary of Transportation, and fellow Kentuckian, Elaine Chao is in Lexington. “I try not to come empty handed,” she says as she announces LexTran will receive $2.3 million through the Federal Transit Commission’s Low or No Emission grant program. @WKYT pic.twitter.com/9LQOKsZTK5
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