U.S. transportation grants boost clean energy
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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will receive a $2.4 million clean-energy grant as part of $59.3 million in awards across the country announced Friday by U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.
PennDOT will use the money to fund infrastructure for a natural gas fueling station at Butler Transit Authority's Intermodal Transit Center to operate compressed natural gas vehicles.
The Butler County project is one of 27 that received funding.
The two other projects funded in Pennsylvania are in Philadelphia and Lycoming County.
Funds come from the Federal Transit Administration's fiscal 2012 Clean Fuels Grant Program.
The amount of money available for the clean fuels program is shrinking amid heavy competition. In fiscal years 2011 and 2010, the awards total $62.8 million for 29 projects and $89.7 million for 36 projects, respectively.
First Published September 16, 2012 12:00 am