Congressman Tim Ryan Announces Akron to Receive a $1.4 Million Transportation Grant

Aug 7, 2013 Issues: Health Care

Washington DC – Congressman Tim Ryan announces today that the Akron Regional Transit Authority will receive a $1,472,000.00 Federal Transit Administration grant. This grant is part of the State of Good Repair Program and recipients were selected on a competitive basis. The funds will be used to purchase fifteen buses.

“These transportation services are utilized everyday across our community and I couldn’t be more pleased that the Akron Regional Transit Authority has secured this grant,” said Congressman Ryan. “These funds will give our seniors, our workers, and our students better access to transportation services across Summit County – making this program both practical and environmentally efficient.

This discretionary grant was a part of the State of Good Repair Program issued by the Federal Transit Administration of the Department of Transportation. These funds were set aside in grants to help modernize and repair the nation’s transit buses and facilities as well as to promote sustainable clean fuel practices. The program was created to assist President Obama’s An America Built to Last Campaign.

Over six million members of our community use METRO services yearly. This safe and convenient method of transportation helps the citizens of Summit County travel to school and work while also promoting local business. METRO also provides bus services to Canton and Cleveland.

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Pat Lowry
Communications Director
Congressman Tim Ryan
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Youngstown, OH 44503
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