Area transit groups split $5.1 million for new buses

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Area transit services will split more than $5 million in federal funding to,purchase new buses.

The Federal Transit Administration will award $5.1 million to improve the safety and reliability of Kentucky’s bus systems and enhance mobility for transit riders, U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced Tuesday.

The money is part of $464 million awarded nationwide.

Two projects in Kentucky will receive a total of $5.1 million from FTA’s Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program.

  • The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) will receive approximately $3.1 million on behalf of 10 rural transit agencies to purchase new buses to replace buses that have exceeded their useful life.
  • The Transit Authority of Central Kentucky (TACK) will receive $2 million to replace vehicles that have exceeded their useful life. The replacement vehicles will reduce maintenance costs and improve service reliability for residents in Hardin and Meade counties, including services to Louisville and surrounding areas.

Demand for FTA’s Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program far exceeded available funds, as FTA received 282 applications totaling approximately $1.8 billion in funding requests, from 51 states and territories.

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