Portman Announces $6.7 Million in Federal Grants for Ohio Regional Transit Authority Projects

August 11, 2020 | Press Releases

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) awarded more than $6.7 million to three Ohio Regional Transit Authorities. This funding comes from USDOT’s Fiscal Year 2020 Buses and Bus Facilities Program, which makes federal resources available to states and direct recipients to replace, rehabilitate, and purchase buses and related equipment and to construct bus-related facilities. Portman released the following statement: 

“The more than $6.7 million in federal grant funding is great news for regional transit authorities across Ohio. I appreciate Secretary Chao providing funding for these projects to help these transportation authorities to purchase new buses and keep up with maintenance and repairs, while continuing to serve their communities.” 

The following Transit Authority Projects received funding:  

·         Portage Area Regional Transportation Authority Project: $446,742 

·         Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority Project: $4,324,608 

·         Butler County Regional Transit Authority Project: $2,000,000