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Upton Announces $2.8 Million Grant for Kalamazoo

Investment will go towards modernizing Central County Transportation Authority’s fleet of fixed-route buses

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Washington, September 20, 2018 | Tom Wilbur (202-225-3761) | comments

U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today announced a new Department of Transportation (DOT) Buses and Bus Facilities Infrastructure Investment Program Grant has been awarded to the Central County Transportation Authority in Kalamazoo. The grant is worth $2,808,796.69 and will go towards modernizing the Central County Transportation Authority’s fleet of fixed-route buses which provides nearly 3 million rides annually. In August, Upton wrote a letter to DOT Secretary Elaine Chao expressing “unfettered support” for the project.

“This grant will have such a positive impact on people’s daily lives right here in Kalamazoo,” said Upton. “Affordable public transportation is vital for so many students and families and the grant will directly help them and improve this critical community service. This is very welcomed news for Kalamazoo.”  

“This is great news for Kalamazoo,” said Sean McBride, executive director of the Central County Transportation Authority. “This grant will help grow our public transportation in a very positive way. We want to thank Congressman Upton for his efforts to help us land this grant. We’re very excited.”

To learn more about Upton’s record of results for Southwest Michigan please click here.

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