Foothill Transit was awarded a $7.24 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) after receiving support for its bid from U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Fullerton). Rep. Royce was joined by members of the California delegation in writing a letter to Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Acting Administrator Carolyn Flowers regarding Foothill Transit’s request for funds to purchase electric buses produced by Proterra, a company with operations in Southern California.
“This grant allows Foothill Transit to cut down on emissions and gridlock on our roadways, while the buses will be built by a company that manufactures in our community. It’s a win-win for our local economy and the environment,” said Rep. Royce.
Foothill Transit is a joint powers authority of 21 member cities in the San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys. It operates an expansive fixed-route bus public transit service throughout Los Angeles County and serves Mt. SAC Community College. The buses will be made by Proterra, Inc., a company with a manufacturing plant in the City of Industry.
Source:: U.S. Rep. Ed Royce