SARTA gets $1.75m boost to expand its zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell bus fleet


The Stark Area Regional Transit Authority (SARTA) has been awarded $1.75m to buy two additional zero-emission hydrogen (H2) fuel cell buses.

The investment, from the US Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA), builds on the more than $4m awarded to SARTA in February 2015 to purchase five buses through the Low or No Emission Deployment Programme and earlier federal funding for the initial two vehicles. Using H2 fuel cell buses as their power source, rather than diesel, makes these buses more energy efficient, reducing dependency on foreign oil, and cutting down on emissions.

This latest purchase will build on SARTA’s fleet, which is the third largest fuel cell fleet in the country.

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