The US Department of Transportation (DOT) on 9 July announced that $961.3 million in Recovery Act funds will go to improve state and local transit systems in the United States. The 9 July awards will support the purchase of 81 hybrid transit buses, among other projects:
- City of Santa Rosa, CA: $4.2 million for paratransit services, solar bus shelters and partial funding of a 40-foot hybrid electric bus.
- Santa Clara Valley (CA) Transportation Authority: $47.5 million to purchase seventy-five 40-foot hybrid replacement buses and for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) bus stop improvements.
- Lansing, MI: $7.1 Million will be used to purchase five 40-foot hybrid electric buses, four 29-foot diesel buses, two articulated diesel buses, and to rehabilitate fifteen 40-foot diesel buses. Some of the funds will also rehabilitate the CATA facility including repaving certain areas on the site and making locations more accessible for people with mobility impairments.