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$35 Million Will Improve Public Transportation




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.

For more information, contact TxDOT Media Relations at MediaRelations@txdot.gov or (512) 463-8700.






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