Nebraska Senator Deb Fischer, a member of the Senate Commerce Committee, announced Wednesday that Lincoln will receive a more than $2.6 million grant from the Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration as part of the Low- or No-Emission Vehicle Program (Low-No).

“It’s my pleasure to announce the good news of this significant grant for the city of Lincoln. With it, the city will be able to help improve and update its transit system, ensuring residents can travel places more safely and efficiently,” said Senator Fischer.

StarTran will be able to utilize the Low-No grant to support Lincoln’s transit infrastructure, ensuring residents can get around the city on a safe, reliable, and efficient system.

Low-No provides funding to state and local governments for the purchase or lease of zero-emission and low-emission transit buses, including purchase and construction of required supporting facilities such as recharging, refueling, and maintenance facilities. Lincoln will utilize this grant to improve and update its bus system and bus infrastructure in the city through the purchase and construction of electric buses, charging stations, and other important infrastructure.

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