Massachusetts DOT announces $37M in regional public transportation grants

May 21, 2024

On Friday, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) announced it had awarded $37 million in grant funding available to support regional public transportation.

The funding will be used to invest in vehicles, fleet electrification and transit services, authorities said. Funding can also be used to expand public transportation service hours, to improve public transportation to rural communities and to assist with operating and capital expenses. Grants totaling nearly $20 million from the Community Transit Grant Program (CTGP) will be used to purchase vehicles for public transportation. Another $2 million from the CTGP will be used to expand mobility for older adults and those with disabilities or low-income. Another $15 million from the Regional Transit Innovation Grant (RTIG) program will be used to increase operating and capital funding for transit providers.

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