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Park City Awarded Grant to Expand Zero-Emissions Bus Fleet

Post Date:08/29/2022

News Release – For Immediate Release
Clayton Scrivner, Communications Manager
clayton.scrivner@parkcity.org

(801) 597-8108
August 29, 2022

 

Park City Awarded Grant to Expand Zero-Emissions Bus Fleet

 

Park City, Utah – Park City Mayor Nann Worel and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) have announced Park City will receive a $6 million grant that will continue to move the City’s bus fleet to zero-emissions.

Part of the FTA's Buses and Bus Facilities Grant Program, the grant combined with a $1 million local match will add five additional electric buses and three new electric charging stations, while also providing specific workforce training required to expand electric bus service in Park City.

The grant is one of the many transportation and sustainability investments being made nationwide under the Federal Government’s Infrastructure Investments and Jobs Act (IIJA), which is also referred to as the “Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.”

“We are thrilled to see this level of investment in sustainable transit solutions. Park City is the backdrop to well over 5 million visitors each year, and we are fully committed to 100% net-zero carbon by 2030,” said Park City Mayor Nann Worel. “Our lofty goals would simply be unreachable without the strong partnership and support of our Federal Delegation and the FTA.”

U.S. Senator Mitt Romney, one of the primary authors of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which among many other things reauthorized FTA bus grant programs, had the following to say about Park City’s grant award:

“Park City’s transit system is an economic driver for the State of Utah, serving the residents, workers, and the millions of visitors to Park City every year,” Senator Romney said. “I was pleased to support this grant request and am working to ensure that Utah is getting its fair share of the historic investment in America’s critical infrastructure through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.”

U.S. Representative Blake Moore, who represents Park City and Utah’s 1st Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives said the following:

“In a growing state, and here in a dynamic community like Park City, infrastructure investments are critical to our future,” said Rep. Blake Moore. “As a strong supporter of Park City’s grant request to FTA, I am proud to be part of expanding a clean, robust transit system that helps address our growth and raises the quality of life for residents and visitors long-term.”

As a statewide leader in transit sustainability, Park City has aggressively expanded its electric bus fleet since 2017, increasing from 13 electric buses to 20 vehicles by the end of this year. This grant will push the City even further towards its zero-emission goals by providing enough funding to increase its fleet to 25.

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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 8,400 also hosts many special events, including the Sundance Film Festival and the Kimball Arts Festival. For more information, please visit parkcity.org.


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