MARTA wins $840K for clean fuel

MARTA has won $840,000 in federal funds to retrofit buses with advanced lithium-ion batteries and electrical control systems, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.

The mass transit money comes from $101.4 million awarded by the Federal Transit Administration, intended to “create ‘green’ jobs, promote the use of clean fuels and cut our nation's dependence on oil,” according to a U.S. DOT statement.

Of the 33 states who received the transit grants, only Georgia and Colorado received less than $1 million.