08.21.18

Daines Helps Secure $1,500,000 Grant for University of Montana

U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that the University of Montana received a $1,500,000 grant from the Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) as part of its Low and No Emission Vehicle Deployment Program.

“This is great news for the University of Montana, its students and the surrounding community,” Daines said. “This grant will not only help strengthen the University’s transit system, but improve air quality and lower fuel costs. I am proud to have supported this grant initiative.” 

The grant was requested by the Associated Students of the University of Montana (ASUM), to help fund their project called the “Transportation for the Next Generation of Montanans: Expanding All Electric, Zero Emission Transit at the University of Montana.”

In June, Daines sent a letter to Tara Clark of the FTA Office of Program Management, to voice support of the project and urge the agency to issue the grant.

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