Santa Clarita has been awarded $4,620,000 in funding for innovative environmental technologies as part of the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Transit Investments in Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction (TIGGER). Santa Clarita received the fifth largest amount awarded through the competitive grant program, which distributed $100 million in funding among 43 transit agencies selected nationwide.
As the City stated in its proposal to the FTA, Santa Clarita will use the awarded funding to add canopies topped with photovoltaic modules to its Transit Maintenance Facility (TMF), which will generate 95 percent of the electricity required to power the site. The advanced canopies will also reduce operating and maintenance costs by providing shade for full-size inter-city and commuter buses.
The $4,620,000 awarded to Santa Clarita is the full amount the City requested. The TIGGER funding is the City’s first competitive grant awarded though the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Press Release:http://www.santa-clarita.com/cityhall/cmo/press/release.asp?ID=1456