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Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) announced the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) is receiving $23,360,000 in new funding from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The funding will go towards improving bus charging capacity at SEPTA’s bus facilities and supporting SEPTA’s transition to fully zero-emission vehicles.

“The infrastructure law is already improving public transit across Pennsylvania by providing dedicated funds to important projects that will support service and reduce harmful emissions,” said Senator Casey. “In Philadelphia and its suburbs, thousands of riders rely on SEPTA to get to work and school, to connect with family and friends. When Pennsylvanians can’t rely on public transportation to get to work, our entire region suffers. This funding will not only help SEPTA improve its busing system, it will also fulfill two major goals of the infrastructure law—creating jobs while tackling the climate crisis.”

This funding comes from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Low-No Grant Program and Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Competitive Program, the purpose of which is to invest in bus and bus facilities improvement projects, including replacing, rehabilitating, purchasing or leasing buses or related equipment, and rehabilitating, purchasing, constructing or leasing bus-related facilities. The Low-No Program provides funding for the transition of the Nation’s transit vehicles to the lowest polluting and most energy efficient transit vehicles.