CUMTD gets $1.45m grant to buy zero-emission, hydrogen fuel cell electric buses


The Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (CUMTD) is to benefit from a cash boost of $1.45m to buy two zero-emission, hydrogen (H2) fuel cell electric buses and associated infrastructure.

The Low-No Emissions Grant is offered by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to support the transition of the nation’s transit fleet to the lowest polluting and most energy efficient transit vehicles. Such a purchase will make CUMTD the first transit authority in the State of Illinois to add fuel cell electric buses to their fleet.

The new buses will replace two of the standard diesel-powered buses that are 16 years old.

Dick Durbin, Illinois Senator, said the implementation of these two fuel cell buses is sure to pave the way for the future use of clean and viable energy in both the Champaign-Urbana area and the rest of the state of Illinois.

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