Transit Emissions Reduction Grants
The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation’s (DRPT) Making Efficient + Responsible Investments in Transit (MERIT) program provides funding for capital improvement projects, including the purchase or lease of new plug-in electric or hybrid electric vehicles. Funding amounts vary based on the project type.
In addition, as part of the MERIT program, the Clean Transportation Voucher Program (Program) offers grants of up to 100% of the incremental cost for transit agencies to replace model year 2009 or older Class 7 and Class 8 diesel transit buses with all-electric buses and up to 100% of the purchase cost of associated charging infrastructure. Awards are capped at $500,000 per electric bus, including charging infrastructure. The Program is funded by Virginia's portion of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust.
Point of Contact
Air Quality Planner, Volkswagen Settlement Agreements
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
Phone: (804) 698-4130