FUNDING IMPROVES MOBILITY, QUALITY OF LIFE FOR RURAL RESIDENTS

AUSTIN – The Texas Transportation Commission today awarded $35 million to transit providers around the state to improve public transportation for rural Texans.

The funding will help complete construction of four bus facilities and replace 325 buses and vans in growing rural areas with a high percentage of people who rely on these transportation services.

“More reliable buses and vans help these rural residents maintain their independence and improve their overall quality of life by providing access to jobs, education, medical services and shopping,” said TxDOT Deputy Executive Director Marc Williams. “Newer transit vehicles also are more reliable, safer and less expensive to maintain.”

The $35 million award includes funds from the federal TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grant program as well as federal and state funds.

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AWARD FEDERAL AND STATE FUNDS TO RURAL TRANSPORTATION PROVIDERS

TO PURCHASE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION VEHICLES

 

 

 

Rural Transit District

Award Amount

Alamo Area Council of Governments

$1,274,000

Ark-Tex Council of Governments

1,140,000

Aspermont Small Business Development Center, Inc.

45,000

Brazos Transit District

988,000

Capital Area Rural Transportation System (CARTS)

2,173,000

Central Texas Rural Transit District

1,124,000

Cleburne, City of

260,000

Colorado Valley Transit, Inc.

456,000

Concho Valley Transit District

742,000

Del Rio, City of

372,000

East Texas Council of Governments

1,181,000

El Paso, County of

152,000

Fort Bend County

304,000

Galveston County Transit District

550,000

Golden Crescent Regional Planning Commission

555,000

Gulf Coast Center

152,000

Heart of Texas Council of Governments

225,000

Hill Country Transit District

861,000

Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council

196,000

McLennan County Rural Transit District

135,000

Panhandle Community Services

735,000

Public Transit Services

135,000

Rolling Plains Management Corporation

120,000

Rural Economic Assistance League, Inc.

550,000

Senior Center Resources and Public Transit, Inc.

325,000

South Padre Island, City of

228,000

South Plains Community Action Association

857,000

Southwest Area Regional Transit District

1,002,000

SPAN, Inc.

76,000

STAR Transit

837,000

West Texas Opportunities, Inc.

1,185,000

Total

$18,935,000