Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter today announced that she has secured $190,000 for the University of New Hampshire (UNH) to purchase two replacement buses for the Wildcat Transit. These vehicles will provide essential fleet replacement and are clean burning, natural gas powered vehicles. The UNH Wildcat Transit provides fixed route public transit service to seven communities in and around the Seacoast.
“UNH has been a leader in implementing clean energy technologies,” said Congresswoman Shea-Porter. “I am pleased these funds will be coming to New Hampshire to help UNH transform their bus fleet. People throughout the community rely on the Wildcat Transit System, and it is important that it remains efficient.”
"The University of New Hampshire appreciates Congresswoman Shea-Porter's efforts in securing $190,000 in federal funds to help support the purchase of two 24' natural gas powered buses to further compliment the University's transportation fleet," said UNH Vice President for Finance and Administration Dick Cannon. "These smaller buses help fill the off-peak hour niche for both transit routes and on campus shuttle services, keeping larger buses off the road when they cannot be fully utilized, and they emit significantly less emissions than a similar diesel powered vehicle."