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Texas Transportation Commission Awards Grants To Disabled Persons


*AUSTIN* – The Texas Transportation Commission today awarded more than $75
million in federal and state funds
<http://ftp.dot.state.tx.us/pub/txdot/media-center/statewide/docs/ptnfunds.pdf>to transit providers who offer transportation services to Texas veterans,
seniors, people with disabilities and others who need help getting to work,
school, health care facilities and other important destinations.

“Independence and quality of life for our state’s public transit users will
be enhanced through this funding,” said TxDOT Executive Director James
Bass. “We are grateful for the collaboration with our partners around the
state who ultimately are helping us provide meaningful transportation
solutions for Texans.”

The transit agencies supported by these mobility funds reported more than
34 million trips in 2014. Besides helping Texas transit users get to work,
school and health care facilities, the awarded funds also will facilitate
travel to community programs and other destinations. By providing
park-and-ride commuter services, vanpools and other options for those who
choose to commute via public transportation, the funds also help address
congestion relief in rapidly growing areas.

In 2016, TxDOT has administered state and federal public transportation
grant programs exceeding $130 million. Many of these awards also include
transportation development credits that support eligible capital project
investments, including vehicles, facilities, equipment and preventive