Grant: $1,590,055 - Federal Transit Administration - Jun. 19, 2009
0% voted satisfied - 100% voted not satisfied - 1 vote(s) cast
Award Description: To invest in Public Transit by purchasing two replacement 40' low floor public transit buses. These buses meet or exceed current Clean Air Act (CAA) standards and the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements and will have a service life of at least 12 years or 500,000 miles. In additon GDRTA is also using funds to perform preventive maintenance on existing buses, facilities and equipment to ensure that all assets are properly maintained. Both of these projects will improve customer comfort and operating efficiencies. It is anticipated that both projects will also help retain jobs in the public transit / vehicle production industries.
Project Description: Since the award of funds GDRTA has completed the preventitive maintenance project which has resulted in both the retention on jobs and the proper upkeep of federally funded assets. This will lead to greater operational efficiencies and passenger comfort. In addtion we exercised an existing option from our vehicle manufacturer and the replacement buses being funded with this grant are on order.
Infrastructure Description: To invest in transportation, environmental protection, and other infrastructure that will provide long-term economic benefits
Jobs Summary: This grant funded preventitive maintenance on GDRTA's fleet and facilities and will fund the purchase of two replacment transit buses. As a result of these funds, the agency was able to retain jobs in the vehicle maintenance area and the facility maintenance area and in the future will impact jobs in vehicle manufacturing. (Total jobs reported: 19)
Project Status: More than 50% Completed
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