Lextran Receives Over $4.2 Million For Low-Emission Buses Under Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Lextran is proud to announce the receipt of $4,223,340 in federal funding to purchase six new low-emission compressed natural gas (CNG) buses. This grant is part of a historic Federal investment in modernizing public transportation across the United States, made possible by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Low / No Emission Bus Grant program.

The new CNG buses will replace Lextran’s diesel buses that have surpassed their useful life, delivering both immediate and long-term economic, environmental, and community benefits to the Lexington area. These benefits include reduced air pollution, lower operational costs, and enhanced reliability and service for riders.

“We are thrilled to receive this funding, which will enable us to reduce our environmental footprint and improve the quality of service for our community,” said Fred Combs, General Manager of Lextran. “The addition of these new CNG low-emission buses aligns with our commitment to sustainability and supports Lextran’s mission of serving people and our community with mobility solutions. The workforce development supported by this grant reinforces our investment and commitment to providing great jobs in Fayette County and we are very proud of that.”

The grant is part of a broader effort by the FTA to modernize and improve public transit systems nationwide by providing approximately $1.5 billion in funding to support 117 projects across 47 states. This initiative includes strategy to reduce transportation emissions, bolster American manufacturing, and create good-paying jobs.

Lextran’s six new CNG buses will not only contribute to cleaner air but also support the economic vitality of Lexington by reducing operational costs, ensuring that Lexington’s transit system remains a vital and sustainable part of the community, connecting residents to jobs, education, healthcare, and other essential services.