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U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood Highlights American Innovation and Green Jobs at Proterra Plant in Greenville, SC

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today toured the floor of the Proterra, Inc. manufacturing facility in Greenville, South Carolina, where over 120 workers were recently hired to assemble a new generation of battery-powered, fast-charging transit buses that will soon deliver a clean, quiet ride to cities and towns across America. Secretary LaHood’s visit follows President Obama’s State of the Union Address, in which he stressed the importance of targeted investments to foster the American ingenuity, innovation, and the entrepreneurial spirit that will make our nation more competitive globally and strengthen our economy here at home. Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff and Proterra, Inc. CEO Jeff Granato joined Secretary LaHood for the facility tour.