|Congresswoman Barbara Lee on an AC Transit Zero-Emissions Fuel Cell bus at the Oakland Museum.|
Congresswoman Barbara Lee held a tour throughout her Ninth Congressional District aboard an AC Transit bus. The tour highlighted local agencies and organizations that received stimulus and/or Appropriations funding.
Lee is a member of the Appropriations Committee, as well as Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus.
The tour was conducted on a zero-emissions hydrogen fuel cell bus. Three hydrogen fuel cell buses were purchased with federal funding the Congresswoman helped secure.
|AC Transit Fuel Cell bus leaving Oakland Museum, near Laney College, heading to first destination on East Bay tour.|
Coincidently, during the tour, Rep. Lee was informed by the Federal Department of Transportation (FTA) that President Obama’s proposed budget, released earlier today, includes $15 million in DOT funds for AC Transit’s Bus Rapid Transit Project.
This represents BRT’s first formal inclusion in the federal appropriations process.