MassDOT’s Rail & Transit Division today announced the Fiscal Year 2013 award recipients in the newMassDOT Community Transit Grant Program.
A total of 22 applicants received awards totaling more than $5.8 million. These FY13 grants awarded in a competitive process represent the first year federal and state transit funds have been awarded as part of the new single grant application.
The award recipients include regional transit authorities, private bus companies, and other transportation providers. A list of the award recipients is available on the Community Transit Grants website.
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) provides financial assistance to states through a number of programs to develop new transit systems and improve, maintain, and operate existing systems.
This new grant program is a consolidation of several grant applications by the Community Transit Programs Unit and Regional Planning Agencies.
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