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Sat Apr 10, 2021, 11:11 AM

Buttigieg announces $187M in funding for bus rapid transit projects

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) would allocate $187 million in Capital Investment Grants (CIG) to four Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) projects Monday.

The projects, located in California, Utah, and Washington State, are nearing completion of the statutory and regulatory requirements for the projects, a condition of receiving the grant awards.

“Millions of Americans rely on public transit to get to work, services, and family – and communities need support to create more public transit options,” Buttigieg said. “The Biden-Harris Administration is committed to modernizing and expanding our public transit systems, and that includes support for these great projects.”

BRT is a high-quality bus-based transit system that delivers fast, efficient services. The system may include dedicated lanes, busways, traffic signal priority, off-board fare collection, elevated platforms, and enhanced stations. With features similar to light rail or subway systems, BRTs are considered to be more reliable, more convenient, and faster than regular bus services. ....................(more)


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