Congressman Barr Announces $1 Million Federal Grant for Lextran

Battery-powered buses will support the University of Kentucky’s ‘Blue Goes Green’ Program.

September 13, 2017

Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) today announced that Lextran will receive a $1 million grant through the Federal Transit Authority’s Low or No Emission Vehicle Program.  The funds will be used to purchase battery-powered buses and on-route charging stations in coordination with the University of Kentucky’s ‘Blue Goes Green’ program which seeks a zero-emissions campus for transportation.  Congressman Barr wrote a letter to the Federal Transit Administration in support of the grant application.

“The awarding of this federal grant will help Lextran and the University of Kentucky to reduce emissions in and around campus which will benefit the community as a whole,” said Congressman Barr.  “I am proud that my office was able to assist in this effort and I appreciate all of the hard work by Lextran and the University of Kentucky to secure these funds that will be used to better our community.”

“Lextran is excited to expand our electric bus program with this grant award from the Federal Transit Administration,” said Lextran General Manager Carrie Butler.  “We are grateful for the support of Congressman Barr and his staff in helping to secure these funds.”