Rural Reimagined: Building an EV Ecosystem and Green Economy for Transforming Lives in Economically Distressed AppalachiaFairmont-Marion County Transit Authority 400 Quincy Street, Fairmont
On November 22, 2022 the Fairmont-Marion County Transit Authority held an event with some of the Rural Reimagined project members. The event featured an unveiling of FMCTA's newest fleet vehicle, a brand new Ford E-Transit electric bus. This new EV highlights FMCTA's initiative to increase electric vehicle awareness in the region. The funds to purchase the EV bus were provided by Tennessee Tech as part of the Rural Reimagined project, aimed promote the increased adoption of electric vehicles, support infrastructure to provide charging for those vehicles, to encourage the availability of electric vehicles in rural areas and “spur green economy development around transportation electrification.