CALSTART Wins $10 Million to Develop, Deploy, and Test Next Generation Fuel Cell Transit Buses
CALSTART, an organization working nationally to grow the clean transportation technology industry, announced that it has been selected for more than $10 million from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), for two projects that will lead to the development of lower cost and more durable zero emission fuel cell buses.
In its own press release on the announcement, the FTA noted, "The Obama Administration is proud to partner with researchers who are exploring greener, more efficient ways to power buses," said U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. "Adapting fuel-cell technology to buses will result in a cleaner environment and quieter streets for everyone." Fuel cell buses improve urban air quality because they produce zero tailpipe emissions while also producing far fewer greenhouse gas pollutants.