Public Transportation Funding Helps Mobility Programs for Texans

The transit agencies supported by these mobility funds reported more than 34 million trips in 2014.

📅   Wed July 20, 2016 - West Edition #15


The transit agencies supported by these mobility funds reported more than 34 million trips in 2014.
The transit agencies supported by these mobility funds reported more than 34 million trips in 2014.

The Texas Transportation Commission awarded more than $75 million in federal and state funds to transit providers who offer transportation services to Texas veterans, seniors, people with disabilities and others who need help getting to work, school, health care facilities and other important destinations.

“Independence and quality of life for our state's public transit users will be enhanced through this funding,” said James Bass, TxDOT executive director. “We are grateful for the collaboration with our partners around the state who ultimately are helping us provide meaningful transportation solutions for Texans.”

The transit agencies supported by these mobility funds reported more than 34 million trips in 2014.

Besides helping Texas transit users get to work, school and health care facilities, the awarded funds also will facilitate travel to community programs and other destinations. By providing park-and-ride commuter services, vanpools and other options for those who choose to commute via public transportation, the funds also help address congestion relief in rapidly growing areas.

In 2016, TxDOT has administered state and federal public transportation grant programs exceeding $130 million. Many of these awards also include transportation development credits that support eligible capital project investments, including vehicles, facilities, equipment and preventive maintenance.