Wichita to receive $ 14.2 million grant to replace transit center


WASHINGTON, DC (KSNW) – City of Wichita to receive $ 14.2 million grant from U.S. Department of Transportation to build replacement transit center to meet current and future regional transportation needs. The building will connect 17 bus lines, four streetcars, public transportation and stimulate economic development in the West Bank Arkansas River region.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced that the Federal Transit Administration will provide $ 423 million in transit infrastructure grants nationwide to improve the safety and reliability of bus systems Americans and improve the mobility of public transport users. A list of selected projects is available online.

“Public bus systems across the country provide millions of Americans with access to jobs, health care, groceries and other essential services,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao.

Funding supports replacement, overhaul and procurement efforts for buses and related equipment, as well as projects in the procurement, overhaul and construction of bus related facilities.

“More people travel by bus than any other form of public transport,” said acting FTA administrator K. Jane Williams. “This administration is committed to rebuilding our country’s transportation infrastructure and helping to improve bus service nationwide.”

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