The Capital Area Transit System (CATS) announced that they have been awarded $2.6 million in grants to replace older buses Thursday.
The grant was awarded from a Bus and Bus Facilities Competitive Program.
CATS was one of 453 eligible projects to compete for the grant.
“We are thrilled to be successful in our endeavor to secure additional grant funding,” said CATS CEO Bill Deville.
“This allows us to continue our fleet management program and modernize the fleet that we use to connect people to what matters.”
The money will be used to purchase seven diesel buses that will be delivered in December 2018.
These buses will replace aging vehicles in the CATS fleet.