Park City Awarded $2.39M by FTA to Purchase EVs
Clayton Scrivner, Communications Manager
March 21, 2022
Federal Transit Administration Awards Park City $2.39 Million to Purchase Electric Vehicles
Park City, Utah – Last Monday, March 14, 2022, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) awarded $2,389,699 to UDOT on behalf of Park City for the purchase of three battery-electric buses and one battery-electric passenger van. These electric vehicles will support Park City's goal of expanding transit service in the S.R. 248 corridor to connect the upcoming Quinn’s Junction park-and-ride with housing and employment centers in Park City.
“Park City has aggressive goals to offer world-class transit and to become a model ‘car optional’ community,” said Mayor Nann Worel. “Through this grant, we will expand transit service along a key corridor to serve residents, employees, and visitors to two major ski resorts and the commercial heart of Park City.”
Park City Council and community have committed to run on 100% renewable electricity community-wide by 2030. Park City currently owns and operates a transit fleet that is 28% electric. With seven electric buses already on order and funding from this grant to purchase more, Park City is on track for more than 50% of its bus fleet to be battery-electric by 2023 – one of the first transit agencies in the nation to achieve this milestone (2020 APTA vehicle database).
About Park City Municipal Corporation
Park City Municipal Corporation is the government seat for Park City, Utah. A former silver mining town, Park City is now home to two world-class ski resorts and was the mountain host for the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic Winter Games. The town of 8,000 also hosts many special events, including the Sundance Film Festival and the Kimball Arts Festival. For more information, please visit www.parkcity.org.