Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $20 Million in Federal Support for Public Transportation in Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo
Investment Increased by Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Stabenow and Peters Helped EnactTuesday, April 12, 2022
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Gary Peters (MI) and Debbie Stabenow (MI) announced the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will be awarding $15,826,466 to Grand Rapids and $4,871,514 to Kalamazoo – a total of $20,697,980 in federal funding – to help strengthen public transportation in their communities. This critical investment – thanks to the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Stabenow and Peters helped enact last year – will enable transit agencies in Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo to modernize and expand their fleets by purchasing new buses and railcars, address repair backlogs, transition to more sustainable, climate-friendly technologies, increase services for residents, or other critical infrastructure upgrades they deem necessary to bolster public transit in their community.
“Public transportation provides a lifeline for many people to make sure they can get to their jobs, doctor appointments, and grocery stores,” said Senator Stabenow. “This funding will make sure that our transportation agencies can continue to provide these vital services.”
“Michiganders utilize public transit every day to get groceries, stay connected with loved ones, and go to work, school, and appointments,” said Senator Peters. “I was proud to help secure this critical investment in the bipartisan infrastructure law – to bolster Michigan’s economy, create good-paying jobs, and ensure our public transit infrastructure can safely and efficiently transport Michiganders to where they need to go.”
More information on this funding from Department of Transportation can be found at https://www.transit.dot.gov/funding/apportionments/current-apportionments.
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