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Glasgow awarded $57k grant from FTA

By Jordan Smith

Frankfort, KY - The city of Glasgow, DBA Glasgow Transit System, has been awarded $57,000 to purchase a vehicle through a grant awarded by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Secretary Greg Thomas has announced $7 million in grants from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for rural Kentucky transit agencies to improve bus transit services across the Commonwealth. Funds are to be used to modernize bus fleets and facilities, and enhance passenger safety for 17 organizations that serve more than half of Kentucky's counties.

In addition to the City of Glasgow, grants were awarded to the following KY organizations: Audubon Area Community Services, Blue Grass Community Action Partnership, Central Kentucky Community Action Council, Daniel Boone Community Action Agency, Fulton County Transit Authority, City of Frankfort DBA Frankfort Transit, Gateway Community Services Organization, Harlan County Community Action Agency, Licking Valley Community Action Program, Louisville WHEELS Transportation, Middle Kentucky Community Action Partnership, City of Maysville DBA Maysville Transit System, Northeast Kentucky Community Action Agency, Pennyrile Allied Community Services, Paducah Transit Authority, and Sandy Valley Transportation Services.

The FTA Buses and Bus Facilities Infrastructure Investment Program provides federal assistance for replacing, rehabbing and purchasing buses, bus equipment and facilities. Kentucky's grants will be used to purchase transit vehicles, onboard cameras, maintenance equipment and computer software, and will aid in facility upkeep and security.

This story was posted on 2018-12-03 12:24:57
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