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Area Transit Providers Awarded $2.2 Million

Five transit providers in Springfield and Decatur were awarded more than $2.2 million to offer safe, reliable and accessible transportation options, thanks to strong support from State Senator Doris Turner. 


“When we invest in our transportation services, we are investing in our communities and the people who live there,” said Turner (D-Springfield). “Central Illinois will be better equipped to connect our urban and rural communities by providing transportation for anyone who needs it.”


Through the Consolidated Vehicle Procurement Program, administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation, more than 500 paratransit vehicles valued at $57.1 million have been awarded to 113 transit providers. The vehicles will be delivered to public transportation providers as well as nonprofit organizations serving seniors and individuals with disabilities.


Three Springfield transit providers, including Senior Services of Central Illinois and the Sangamon Mass Transit District, are set to receive 15 vehicles, totaling more than $1.4 million. Macon Resources and the City of Decatur were awarded $816,000 for 10 vehicles. The program helps smaller transit agencies navigate the red tape of the public bidding process while ensuring their vehicles meet federal requirements and specifications.

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