Asheville receives $320,000 federal grant to replace bus

Press release

from Sen. Kay Hagan’s office

U.S. Senator Kay Hagan today announced that the City of Asheville has been selected to receive a $320,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to replace a diesel bus. The new 30-foot bus completes the City’s fleet replacement project, where 16 buses have been replaced.

“I’m pleased that Asheville has received these resources to complete the upgrade of its bus system,” Hagan said. “These new buses will be more efficient and help provide reliable, affordable transportation alternatives for residents in the Asheville community. We must continue to invest in transportation infrastructure that will help build a strong economy for years to come.”

The grant comes through the Bus Livability Initiative Project, which makes funds available to public transportation providers to finance capital projects to replace, rehabilitate, and purchase buses and related equipment and to construct bus-related facilities, including programs of bus and bus-related projects for assistance to subrecipients that are public agencies, private companies engaged in public transportation, orprivate non-profit organizations. For more information, please visit

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Editor Margaret Williams first wrote for Xpress in 1994. An Alabama native, she has lived in Western North Carolina since 1987 and completed her Masters of Liberal Arts & Sciences from UNC-Asheville in 2016. Follow me @mvwilliams

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