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Congressman Brad Sherman

Representing the 30th District of CALIFORNIA

Sherman Helps Secure 4.3 Million for Orange Line


Apr 19, 2016
Press Release
Five New Zero Emission Buses, and Eight Charging Stations

Washington, DC – The Metro Orange Line will receive a grant of 4.3 million dollars from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to be used toward five battery-operated, zero-emission buses, as well as eight charging stations. Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) advocated for the grant last year in a letter to Transportation Secretary Anthony Fox.

“I am pleased to have helped the Metro’s Orange Line secure federal funding for new buses and charging stations,” said Congressman Sherman. “The Orange Line is one of the busiest bus lines in the nation. Commuters in the San Fernando Valley will benefit greatly from an addition to the fleet that can help alleviate crowded buses and waiting times. And with the zero-emission technology, these new buses will help reduce smog and other harmful greenhouse gases.”

The Metro Orange Line which serves the San Fernando Valley region has exceeded all ridership expectations with over 28,000 daily commuters.

Read Congressman Sherman’s letter to Transportation Secretary Fox from November 25, 2015 here:  Sherman Letter to Secretary Fox