Stabenow, Peters Announce $4.3 Million Federal Grant for the Flint Mass Transportation Authority
Funding Will go Towards Upgrading Flint’s Bus SystemFriday, November 22, 2019
FLINT, MI – U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Flint Mass Transportation Authority (MTA) will receive a $4.3 million federal grant to purchase new buses, equipment and upgrade bus stations. This funding comes from the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program.
“The Flint Transit Authority works hard to get Flint residents where they need to go. This grant will help improve stations, bring in new buses, and get new equipment to better serve the families of Genesee County,” said Senator Stabenow.
“It is critical that Flint has a robust transportation system in place for residents to get to work, go to school and travel around the community,” said Senator Peters. “This grant will provide important upgrades so that the people of Flint can continue to depend on safe, quality bus services.”
The FTA’s Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Programs provides funding to replace, renovate and purchase buses, equipment and bus-related facilities in communities across the country. Resources are provided through formula allocations and competitive grants. More information about Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Programs can be found at https://www.transit.dot.gov/bus-program.
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