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SARTA Receives $8.9 Million

The 2nd Highest

FTA Grant

for Fuel Cell Buses

CONGRATULATIONS!

This is exciting news for the State of Ohio and one of the Ohio Fuel Cell Coalition members! Congratulations to the Stark Area Regional Transit Authority of Canton and Executive Director Kirt Conrad on the largest deployment of fuel cells ever in the State of Ohio. With this grant, SARTA will be fueling the future now, and Canton, Ohio will be third in the country in fuel cell bus usage.

Sarta bus

 

CANTON, OHIO
February 6
  
The Stark Area Regional Transit Authority has beaten out dozens of other transitsystems for millions of dollars in federal funding to help pay for fuel-cell buses that run on hydrogen and do not emit pollution.
  
The Federal Transit Administration announced Thursday that SARTA is one of 10 transit systems across the country to receive a total of $54.5 million in grants from the agency's Low or No Emission Vehicle Deployment Program.
  
SARTA will get $8.9 million to cover most of the costs of buying five fuel-cell buses that each will cost about $1.9 million, said SARTA's executive director, Kirt Conrad.
  
The buses will be 40 feet long and seat up to 35 passengers, Conrad said. He said last year that the cost of the hydrogen to fuel the vehicle, maintaining the bus and covering the salary of the drivers is about $60,000 per year per bus.
  
The fuel cells use hydrogen and oxygen to spark a chemical reaction that results in electricity and water but no exhaust. He said fuel-cell buses provide roughly twice the mileage of diesel fuel.
  
The nearly $9 million grant is the second-highest amount of the 10 grant recipients. The grants were funded from the federal budget for October 2012 to September 2014. The FTA said 50 agencies applied for $200 million in funding. Read more.
 

 





 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FedEx Fuel CellCargo Tractors

 

April 13

 From the U.S. Dept. of Energy Office of  Energy  Efficiency and Renewable Energy's  Facebook Page: 


Hydrogen fuel cell cars are beginning to hit American roadways. Did you know fuel cells are also being used at the airport? Our office is providing funding support for the development of 15 zero emission hydrogen
fuel cell-powered cargo tractors that FedEx is using to load packages at their world hub at Memphis International Airport in Tennessee. Our Deputy Assistant Secretary for Sustainable Transportation, Reuben Sarkar, and Fuel Cell Technologies Director, Sunita Satyapal, attended the ribbon cutting ceremony last Thursday and had the opportunity to drive one of the fuel cell powered cargo trucks. Learn more in this Memphis Business Journal storyhttp://bit.ly/FuelCellShipping


 

 

 
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