PARK CITY, Utah — This month the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) awarded $2,389,699 to the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) on behalf of Park City for the purchase of three battery-electric buses and one battery-electric passenger van.
“These electric vehicles will support Park City’s goal of expanding transit service in the S.R. 248 corridor to connect the upcoming Quinn’s Junction park-and-ride with housing and employment centers in Park City,” Park City Municipal said in a statement.
The city’s current transit fleet is 28% electric. With the new purchase, PC is on track for more than 50% of its buses to be battery-electric by 2023, which would make it one of the first transit agencies in the nation to achieve the milestone.
“Park City has aggressive goals to offer world-class transit and to become a model ‘car optional’ community,” Park City Mayor Nann Worel said in a statement. “Through this grant, we will expand transit service along a key corridor to serve residents, employees, and visitors to two major ski resorts and the commercial heart of Park City.”
The Park City Council has set a goal of 100% renewable electricity community by 2030.