December 05, 2019

Congressman Neguse Announces $2 Million Transportation Grant for Breckenridge Green Buses

Washington D.C.—Today, Congressman Joe Neguse, who represents Summit County in the U.S. House of Representatives announced a $2 million grant from the Department of Transportation (DOT) to replace diesel buses in Breckenridge with battery-electric vehicles and charging infrastructure. The fleet will help Breckenridge, home to one of Colorado’s largest ski resorts, provide access to jobs, services and tourist sites. 

“Breckenridge has been a leader in their commitment to achieving 100 percent renewable energy,” said Congressman Joe Neguse. “This grant will help ensure buses in Breckenridge can contribute to the goals set by the town and the county at large. Investments in green transportation infrastructure in Summit County are ultimately an investment in our local economies, connection for our communities and our future.” 

“The Town of Breckenridge is extremely appreciative of the support Congressman Neguse has for our community and our sustainability goals,” said Eric Mamula, Mayor of Breckenridge. “Smaller communities, like Breckenridge, cannot achieve 100% renewable energy without significant assistance from our partners at the federal level like Congressman Neguse. A grant of this magnitude goes a long way towards reaching our energy goals.”

“The I-70 Coalition is supportive of transit as a means to reduce the number of vehicles traveling Interstate 70,” said Margaret Bowes, Director of the I-70 Coalition. “Regional transit systems such as the Breckenridge green buses are an important component of a comprehensive multi modal solution for the mountain corridor.”