57.7 million dollars in state and federal funding for 136 rural public transportation projects statewide was unveiled Tuesday.
The initiative will support rural public transportation operations; help local communities procure new clean-fuel, ADA accessible buses and related equipment; enhance coordination between local transportation agencies through mobility management and employment services; and construct new transit-related infrastructure, including facilities, passenger shelters and technology enhancements.
$13.9 million in funding was awarded to Finger Lakes projects:
* $743,000 in operating assistance, $845,000 to replace eleven transit buses and $231,000 for three bus shelters, backup equipment, facility maintenance and construction for Rural Transit Service in Ontario County.
* $150,000 in operating assistance, $393,000 to purchase five transit buses to expand services, and $18,000 for one bus shelter for RTS in Seneca County.
* $475,000 in operating assistance, $1.46 million to replace thirteen transit buses, and $315,000 for five bus shelters and facility design for RTS in Wayne County.
The regional funding was announced as part of $57.7 million in state and federal funding for 136 rural public transportation projects statewide.