U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has awarded five Buses and Bus Facilities Grants totaling $32,639,029 to Transit Authorities across Ohio.
A grant of $4,000,000 was awarded to the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA) from the $32,639,029 amount. “This funding will assist GCRTA in moving forward with upgrades to facilities, and replacement of older buses that have reached the end of their useful life,” says, GCRTA General Manager, Chief Executive Officer India Birdsong. “These critical improvements will increase safety and service reliability for the employees and customers we serve,” added Birdsong.
“Transit is all about the Dignity of Work – it creates jobs, it connects people to jobs, it reduces the cost of commuting, and it will help communities across Ohio grow and create opportunity,” said Senator Brown. “Employers, entrepreneurs, and workers have all been asking for better transit – now we’re delivering by making major investments that will create good-paying American jobs that cannot be shipped overseas, and that will help Ohio communities thrive and grow.”