U.S. Rep. Castor announces electric buses coming to Hillsborough County

$2.7M USDOT grant will bring electric-powered buses to HART

August 11, 2020
Contact: Jennifer Rennicks, [email protected], 865-235-1448
U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor will be joined by Hillsborough Area Regional Transit leaders (HART) to announce $2.7 million in a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to speed HART into the future of mass transit – a clean system that burns no fuel, generates no pollution and runs nearly silently. The grant will purchase up to four, clean, electric-powered buses and supporting infrastructure. TECO is also a funding partner by providing a 50 percent match for infrastructure to ensure that this project is successful. 
This announcement comes after the U.S. House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, chaired by U.S. Rep. Castor, just released a comprehensive action plan for a clean energy economy that includes recommendations to boost DOT funding for the purchase of zero-emission transit buses. 
U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, 14th Congressional District
Hillsborough County Commissioner Mariella Smith, HART Board Chair
Carolyn House Stewart, Interim CEO of HART
Susan Glickman, Florida Director for the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
WHEN:  Wednesday, Aug. 12, 10 a.m.
RSVP: To join, please email [email protected].gov for the Zoom link.