The U.S. Transportation Department said it is awarding $1.66 billion in grants to cities and states to buy 1,800 buses in a shift to cleaner, lower-emission travel.
The grants will fund 1,100 zero-emission buses, which will nearly double the existing 1,300 zero-emission transit buses.
The funding for 150 bus from the $1 trillion 2021 infrastructure will help cities and states retire older polluting buses.
The funding will also buy 700 buses, which include hybrid-electric, natural gas and diesel models.
“These grants are going to be in every corner of this country,” White House infrastructure coordinator Mitch Landrieu told reporters.