At the end of last week, U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is sending $4.8 million to Miami-Dade County for the Low and No Emission Vehicle Grant Program.
Diaz-Balart is the top Republican on the U.S. House Appropriations Committee’s Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee, which funds this grant program for state and local governments under DOT.
“I am grateful that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded this grant to Miami-Dade County,” the congressman said on Friday. “Many buses in the current fleet are older, less efficient models in need of replacement. With this funding, the county will be able to purchase cleaner, more sustainable, and more energy-efficient buses.
“As ranking member of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee on Appropriations, I know how important these grants are to communities like Miami-Dade County. I am glad to have been able to allocate $125 million towards this program in my fiscal year 2021 bill, and that the county has been able to reap the rewards of that funding,” Diaz-Balart added.