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Grant Will Fund 100 Electric School Buses, 100 Electric Bus Chargers and Electrical Infrastructure Upgrades

New York, NY – STV, a professional services firm that plans, designs and manages infrastructure projects across North America, is celebrating the selection of New York City School Bus Umbrella Services (NYCSBUS) to receive $29.5 million through the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new Clean School Bus Grant Program. STV played a key role in securing this award for NYCSBUS, providing comprehensive advisory services including project review, application development, schedule management, technical writing and review as well as overall strategy for a strong grant application. With this funding, the agency will purchase 100 electric school buses and 100 electric bus chargers as well as electrical infrastructure upgrades at the Zerega Avenue Depot, marking a significant step towards the agency’s zero emissions transition.

“We thank STV for their invaluable assistance last summer, which resulted in NYCSBUS emerging as one of the largest individual winners of grant funding for this program,” said Matt Berlin, chief executive officer of NYCSBUS.

NYCSBUS is among 67 recipients nationwide to share $965 million in funding through EPA’s first Clean School Bus Program Grants Competition. Funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, these awards will empower selectees to acquire more than 2,700 clean school buses in 280 school districts, serving more than seven million students across 37 states. The program expedites the transition to low- and zero-emission vehicles, aiming to enhance air quality for children and their families, promote environmental justice, stimulate the economy and create well-paying jobs.

“This project showcases STV’s deep bench of zero emissions, sustainability, vehicles and infrastructure economics experts who specialize in the full spectrum of needs for clients transitioning to zero emissions technology,” said Craig Cipriano, senior vice president and national director of zero emissions mobility at STV. “This collaboration of our multi-faceted team demonstrates the complexity of decarbonizing our transportation systems, which requires input from a range of specialists.”

STV’s national zero emissions mobility team provides comprehensive advisory services to support fleet operators in a seamless and cost-effective transition toward clean transportation solutions. The team employs an industry-leading energy modeling tool to guide clients in achieving their sustainability goals. The firm has partnered with transit operators nationwide, such as the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), the North County Transit District (NCTD) and the Montgomery County Department of Transportation. Using its proprietary G.R.A.N.T.S. tool, STV’s infrastructure economics team successfully supported clients nationwide in securing over 12 grants totaling more than $175 million in funding in 2023.

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About STV

Founded in 1912, STV is a leading national infrastructure-focused professional services firm, providing engineering, architectural, planning, environmental, program management and construction management services for transportation systems, buildings, water, energy and other facilities. Headquartered in New York City, the company has more than 55 offices across North America. The firm is ranked 37th in Engineering News-Record’s Top 500 Design Firms survey and is 11th in its transportation category. In 2022, STV signed the Equity in Infrastructure Project (EIP) Pledge, becoming one of the first architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) firms to commit to advancing equity in infrastructure. Learn more at stvinc.com.