Nine transit agencies partnering with GILLIG will receive funding
GILLIG LLC, the leading manufacturer of heavy-duty transit buses in the United States, announced that nine of its transit agency partners have been awarded grants under the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Low or No Emission Program (Low-No).
Eight of these grants will be utilized to purchase GILLIG zero-emission battery electric buses and associated charging infrastructure, while the ninth will be utilized to deploy advanced low-emission diesel-electric hybrid buses.
“We congratulate our partner agencies on their awards, and we are honored by the trust they have placed in GILLIG,” said GILLIG President & CEO Derek Maunus. “Grant programs like this are crucial for helping communities reach their emission reduction goals.”
The FTA’s competitive Low-No Program helps fund the purchase or lease of zero-emission and low-emission transit buses and supporting facilities that use advanced technologies. GILLIG partnered with the nine winning transit agencies in completing their Low-No applications to secure funding.
Public transportation reduces our nation’s carbon emissions by approximately 37 million metric tons annually in the U.S., and low- and zero-emission buses play an important role in reducing congestion and contributing to a cleaner environment. GILLIG’s battery electric buses produce zero tailpipe emissions and hold up to 75 passengers, significantly reducing our carbon emissions footprint.
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 battery electric, diesel-electric hybrid, 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 the 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. GILLIG buses are known for their unmatched quality and have earned their reputation as the lowest-cost buses to maintain and operate. 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.