The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) has received a $3.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). The funds from the Low or No Emission Grant Program will allow the agency to deploy two hydrogen fuel cell buses and install accompanying hydrogen-fueling infrastructure.
Since 2017, transportation has contributed to 41% of greenhouse gas emissions in Nevada. The RTC has long recognized the need to reduce carbon emissions in the transportation sector, and the ongoing climate crisis emphasizes the need for action. Fuel cell buses run on hydrogen, instead of gas or diesel, which don’t produce any greenhouse gas emissions.