SMTD Receives Millions from Federal Transit Administration

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis announced that Decatur and Springfield have received a combined $22.7M in federal grant funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA). The funding comes through the Low-No Grant Program and Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Competitive Program. The Decatur Public Transit System will receive $16,840,000 and the Sangamon Mass Transit District will receive $5,927,788. “Investing in our public transit systems is important to economic and community development,” said Davis. “I’m proud to see Decatur and Springfield receive these very competitive federal grants." The purpose of the Buses and Bus Facilities Program is to assist in the financing of buses and bus facilities capital projects, including replacing, rehabilitating, purchasing or leasing buses or related equipment, and rehabilitating, purchasing, constructing or leasing bus-related facilities.