Updates on RNG and the Low/No Bus Emissions Program

March 2, 2021

NGVAmerica recently released its Fuel a Greener Future report detailing the significant environmental and economic benefits of renewable natural gas (RNG)-fueled fleeting.  A downloadable copy of the resource can be accessed on their website. The adoption of RNG has the potential to significantly reduce tailpipe emissions and to affect change through deep decarbonization.

NGVAmerica will also be holding a free live webinar on Thursday, March 11, 2021, at 2 p.m. ET to discuss federal transit funding opportunities including the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Low/No Bus Emissions Program. Up to $180 million in competitive grant funding is available for FY 2021, and complete proposals are due by April 12. “Low-No Emissions” includes clean decarbonized fuels such as electricity, RNG and hydrogen. Fleets already utilizing CNG will want to tune in to learn about adding RNG to their alternative fuels.

The organization worked to secure language in the FY 2021 Conference Agreement that “directs the FTA to implement 49 U.S.C. 5339(c) in a manner that encourages a variety of different fuel types, and consider procurements that reduce an agency’s overall greenhouse gas emissions.”

 The Low/No Program helps eligible project sponsors purchase or lease low- or no-emission vehicles and supporting facilities that use advanced technologies, including those fueled by natural gas, to provide cleaner, more energy efficient transit operations in communities across the country.

 The webinar will feature updates on FTA’s Low/No Bus program and guidance on future federal funding opportunities. Transit agency officials, fleet managers, natural gas fuelers, vehicle acquisition personnel, grant writers and business development staffers are all encouraged to attend.