FTA Opens Application Process for 2022 Low-No and BBF Program

Updated: Apr 18

Unprecedented levels of funding available for transit fleet modernization.


Livermore, CAMarch 8, 2022 Yesterday, Vice President Kamala Harris, U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Federal Transit Administration Administrator Nuria Fernandez, announced an unprecedented $1.1B in available competitive grant funding for its Low or No Emission (Low-No) Program, as well as approximately $372M in funding under the Grants for Bus and Bus Facilities (BBF) Program. GILLIG LLC, the leading manufacturer of heavy-duty transit buses in the United States, is committed to support its transit agency partners through these grant processes.

“GILLIG commends Congress and the FTA for their continued support of these critical programs which help transit agencies deploy clean air technologies in their communities,” said Bill Fay, GILLIG Vice President of Sales. “We stand ready to support our partners in their grant applications and their successful deployments of environmentally friendly buses that will significantly reduce carbon emissions, reduce congestion in streets and support the transportation needs of residents.”

The Low-No Program will competitively award funds towards the purchase or lease of zero-emission and low-emission transit buses and supporting facilities that use advanced technologies. The Bus and Bus Facilities Program will competitively award funds for projects meant to replace, rehabilitate, purchase or lease buses; bus-related equipment; and bus-related facilities.

“I’m happy to hear grant funds from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will soon be helping modernize bus fleets and facilities while supporting good-paying jobs here in our community,” said Congressman Eric Swalwell (CA-15). “Companies like GILLIG are leading the way in building zero-emission buses, which are critical to meeting President Biden’s executive order to have half of all vehicles sold in the US be zero-emissions by 2030.”

GILLIG is pleased to support transit agencies in their fleet transitions with our portfolio of clean-energy products, including zero-emission battery electric, diesel-electric hybrid, near-zero emission compressed natural gas and clean-diesel buses.

About GILLIG LLC

GILLIG is the leading manufacturer of heavy-duty transit buses in the United States. We offer a portfolio of clean-energy propulsions including zero-emission battery electric, diesel-electric hybrid, near-zero emission compressed natural gas and clean-diesel, all designed on the proven GILLIG Low Floor Platform to maximize fleet commonality. Since 1890, our dedicated employees have been supporting customers and delivering on promises to improve quality of life through transformative mass transit solutions. From initial design through final assembly, each GILLIG bus is designed and built by American workers in Livermore, California, who are committed to building and supporting the safest and most reliable transit buses in the United States. Our products help reduce congestion, contribute to a cleaner environment, and provide mobility to all. GILLIG is also proud to create American jobs and recycle tax dollars back into the community to further support public transportation. Further information about GILLIG can be found at www.gillig.com.