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SDDOT Receives Additional Federal Transit Funding





For Immediate Release: Monday, October 1, 2018

Contact: Kristi Sandal, Public Information Officer, 605-773-3265

  

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says they have received five grant awards for an additional $2,774,400 in Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funding through FTA’s Buses and Bus Facilities Infrastructure Investment Program competitive grant program.

 

“The SDDOT will be receiving these federal funds on behalf of public transit sponsors who will pay the required match on these grants. The application process for these funding opportunities was a team effort by the South Dakota transit providers, FTA and SDDOT. The awards reflect another great example of the positive partnership forged between the entities,” says Secretary of Transportation Darin Bergquist.

 

These funds are designated to improve the safety and reliability of America’s bus systems and enhance mobility for transit riders by replacement, rehabilitation and construction of bus-related facilities, such as buildings for bus storage and maintenance. The funds awarded to SDDOT will be used to address the needs of public transit vehicle replacements, facilities and equipment. The federal funds awarded are required to be matched by local funds obtained by the subrecipient noted in the award notice.  

 

The grants provide funding for replacement of numerous vehicles throughout the state to improve reliability and capacity, construction of a new transit facility in Highmore, a remodel of River Cities Public Transit’s existing facility to enhance their call center operations in Pierre, expansion of the Yankton Transit Facility and acquisition of snow removal equipment for Prairie Hills Transit and River Cities Transit to enhance their service capacities during inclement weather. For more information about these awards, please visit:

 

https://www.transit.dot.gov/about/news/us-department-transportation-announces-264-million-grants-modernize-and-improve-america

 

https://www.transit.dot.gov/about/news/us-department-transportation-announces-3662-million-grants-modernize-and-improve-america

 

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