By Jon Murray | The Denver Post | April 18, 2019
Colorado will tap nearly $14 million from its share of a Volkswagen settlement to help six local transit agencies replace 28 diesel buses with electric or cleaner-burning vehicles.
The grants, to be doled out to agencies from the Front Range to Gunnison, resulted from the state’s plan to use $68.7 million it received from the Volkswagen emissions scandal. The money is providing most agencies with battery-powered buses, along with charging equipment, but four of the buses will be powered by low-emission compressed natural gas or propane.
Shoshana Lew, the executive director of the Colorado Department of Transportation, said in a news release that CDOT “is committed to reducing congestion on the ground and in the air, through enhanced multimodal options and new technologies, such as these buses.”