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Transforming Transit

The RTA has a pending application to the US EPA for an Implementation Grant within the Climate Pollution Reduction Grants (CPRG) Program. The application, titled Transforming Transit: Accelerating a Zero-Emission Fleet in the Chicago Region, requests $375 million for CTA, Pace, and Metra to purchase electric buses, trainsets, and associated charging infrastructure.

All three operators plan to deploy this state-of-the-art green technology in parts of the Chicago region suffering from historic disinvestment and where residents are most overburdened by poor air quality and related health effects. The new buses and trains will allow providers to deliver service that is not only cleaner but also more reliable and useful for trips throughout the day.

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