PARK CITY, Utah —Mayor Nann Worel and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced on Monday that Park City will receive a $6 million grant to help move the city’s bus fleet toward becoming zero-emissions.
Park City has been expanding its electric bus fleet since 2017. The City will increase from the current level of 13 electric buses to 20 by the end of 2022. The new grant will allow the City to go even further by acquiring five more electric busses to expand to a fleet of 25.
“We are thrilled to see this level of investment in sustainable transit solutions. Park City is the backdrop to well over 5 million visitors each year, and we are fully committed to 100% net-zero carbon by 2030,” said Park City Mayor Nann Worel. “Our lofty goals would simply be unreachable without the strong partnership and support of our Federal Delegation and the FTA.”
The grant is coming from the Federal Government’s Infrastructure Investments and Jobs Act (IIJA), which is more commonly called the “Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.” U.S. Senator Mitt Romney played a key role in authoring the law.
“Park City’s transit system is an economic driver for the State of Utah, serving the residents, workers,
and the millions of visitors to Park City every year,” Senator Romney said. “I was pleased to support this grant request and am working to ensure that Utah is getting its fair share of the historic investment in America’s critical infrastructure through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.”
U.S. Representative Blake Moore, Park City and Utah’s 1st Congressional District representative, supported Park City’s grant request.
“In a growing state, and here in a dynamic community like Park City, infrastructure investments are
critical to our future,” said Rep. Moore. “As a strong supporter of Park City’s grant request to FTA, I am proud to be part of expanding a clean, robust transit system that helps address our growth and raises the quality of life for residents and visitors long-term.”