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Representative Darin LaHood

Representing the 18th District of Illinois

LaHood Announces $10 Million Grant for Greater Peoria Mass Transit

August 6, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Darin LaHood (IL-18) announced today that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) awarded Greater Peoria Mass Transit (GPMTD) a $10,000,000 grant through the Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program.

“Greater Peoria Mass Transit plays an essential role in our community, providing public transportation services to get residents where they need to go in a timely manner,” Rep. LaHood said. “I am pleased to announce that this funding will provide important resources to our community that will spur economic growth and connect Peorians to their destinations. I applaud President Trump and Secretary Chao for recognizing the great work being done by Greater Peoria Mass Transit and I look forward to continuing to work with them to improve our transportation system in central and west-central Illinois.”

Background:

The Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program provides important federal resources to public transportation systems to replace, rehabilitate, and purchase buses and related equipment to construct bus-related facilities. As co-chair of the Congressional Bus Caucus, Congressman LaHood advocates each year for the important program to rehabilitate public transportation across the country. 

Rep. LaHood recently announced that Greater Peoria Mass Transit received over $10.2 million in CARES Act funding in response to COVID-19. You learn more about that here.

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