Lieberman, Blumenthal, Delauro Announce over $5 Million for Fuel Cell in Connecticut

(Washington, D.C.) -  Senators Joseph Lieberman (I-CT), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and Representative Rosa DeLauro (CT-4) today announced $5,702,298 for a Stationary Fuel Cell for the Connecticut Transit New Haven Division Bus Maintenance Facility. The grant was awarded through a competitive program that is part of the Transit Investments for Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction (TIGGER) Program. 

“Upgrading the maintenance facility with fuel cell technology is another step in the right direction for Connecticut’s transportation sector,” Senator Lieberman said.  “This grant will help modernize our infrastructure and recognizes that the way forward lies in clean, efficient, and affordable energy alternatives.”

“This grant is a great investment, recognizing the enormous potential of fuel cells as a reliable, affordable power source,” said Senator Blumenthal. “The funding will upgrade our bus facilities and keep them running effectively so that Connecticut residents and commuters can travel safely and swiftly. 

“I am very pleased that New Haven has been awarded this grant, which will help to improve our local transportation system, enable our residents to reach their destinations more efficiently, and lessen the impact on our environment,” said Congresswoman DeLauro. “Fuel cell technology is part of the future of public transportation, and I am proud that Connecticut is moving forward as a leader in its development.”

The TIGGER Program is administered by the Federal Transit Administration and works with public transportation agencies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and encourage more efficient energy use within local transit networks.  

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