FAA Funding to Deploy Electric Buses at US Airports

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted 44.5 million USD in funding to help US airports purchase electric buses and charging stations.

By converting ground transportation to electric drives, airports can effectively and immediately reduce emissions from their operations while efforts to deliver net zero flights are ongoing.

This initiative progresses the country’s Aviation Climate Action Plan, which aims to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in the aviation sector by 2050.

A San Diego Flyer electric shuttle bus
A San Diego Flyer electric shuttle bus

The airports receiving the highest grants from this round of funding include:

  • Portland International Airport in Oregon, which will receive 16 million USD to construct zero emissions vehicle infrastructure
  • San Francisco International Airport in California, which will receive 5.1 million USD for the purchase of electric buses and charging stations
  • Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas, which will receive 4.8 million USD to purchase electric buses and charging stations
  • Raleigh-Durham International Airport in North Carolina, which will receive 3.4 million USD to procure zero-emission vehicles and charging stations
  • Sacramento International Airport in California has been awarded 3.2 million USD to purchase electric buses.
  • Salt Lake City International Airport in Utah, which has been granted 3.1 million USD to purchase electric buses and charging stations

Additionally, funding for electric buses and charging infrastructure has been granted to Pittsburgh International Airport (3 million USD), McGhee Tyson Airport (2 million USD), Kansas City International Airport (1.5 million USD) and San Diego International Airport (1.1 million USD).

Finally, 300,000 USD has been awarded to to Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids; 590,000 USD has been granted to Bill and Hillary Clinton Airport in Little Rock; and 154,000 USD has been awarded to Bert Mooney Airport in Butte.

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