Localities across the Finger Lakes and Southern Tier will receive approximately 8-MILLION dollars in combined state and federal funding for rural public transportation projects.
Yates County will receive 86-THOUSAND dollars in operating assistance and 4-THOUSAND dollars for new bus signs.
485-THOUSAND dollars in operating assistance is heading to Schuyler County, along with 124-THOUSAND dollars for the purchase of two transit buses, 91-THOUSAND dollars for technology equipment upgrades and 269-THOUSAND dollars for projects that support mobility.
Seneca County will receive 150-THOUSAND dollars in operating assistance, 393-THOUSAND dollars to buy five transit buses and 18-THOUSAND dollars for one bus shelter.
Ontario County has been earmarked to receive more than 1.8-MILLION dollars in funding that will go towards replacing 11 transit buses, bus shelters, backup equipment, facility maintenance and construction.
Tompkins County: $525,000 in operating assistance, $1.68 million to replace four transit buses, $420,000 for sixteen bus shelters, technology equipment, facility maintenance and construction, and $490,000 for projects that support mobility; and
The regional funding was announced as part of $57.7 million in state and federal funding for 136 rural public transportation projects statewide