Sen. Brown Announces New Federal Resources to Update Bus Fleet in Dayton

Funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation Will Be Used to Purchase New Dual-Mode Electric Buses for the Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority will receive new federal resources to improve public transportation in the Dayton area.  U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced today that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) State of Good Repair Program (SGR) has awarded $4,000,000 to the Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority to improve its bus fleet.

“Ohioans who live, work, and do business in Dayton deserve a reliable and affordable public transportation system,” Brown said. “At a time of high gas prices, this grant will provide Dayton with new, safe buses while decreasing their environmental impact and improve energy-efficiency.”

The Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority will use the funds to purchase new Dual-Mode Buses, retiring many of its diesel buses.  The Dual-Mode Buses run on and off the current overhead electric network, reducing fossil fuel demand, improving the energy-efficiency of the Dayton bus fleet, and lessening their environmental impact. 

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