Stakeholders at the Low or No Emission Vehicle grant announcement.
On August 30, 2023, Metro received a $104 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), delivered at a celebration at the Cinder Bed Road Bus Garage which will be converted to exclusively serve battery-electric buses with funds from the grant.

The Low or No Emission Vehicle grant will help Metro achieve its accelerated timeline to transition nine bus garages and nearly 1600 buses to zero-emission by 2042. FTA Deputy Administrator Veronica Vanterpool delivered the grant at a celebration that included U.S. Congressman Gerry Connolly, Fairfax Board of Supervisors Chair Jeff McKay, Metro Board Chair Paul C. Smedberg, and Metro General Manager, Antoine M. Thompson, Executive Director of GWRCCC and Chief Executive Officer Randy Clarke.
Metro is partnering with Fairfax County on the conversion of the Cinder Bed Road facility, a portion of which is planned to be used by the county to house and charge their all-electric Bus Rapid Transit service running from Fort Belvoir to Huntington Metrorail Station by 2030. The grant will also support the purchase of battery-electric Metrobuses for the region, and workforce development and training.
GWRCCC is proud to have supported the application and other efforts of Metro to green its fleet.


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