WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $4,4324,608 to Greater Dayton Regional Transit (GDRTA) to replace 12 high-mileage, outdated buses with new, clean diesel replacement buses.
“Miami Valley riders rely on the Greater Dayton RTA, and GDRTA has continued providing essential workers and many others with necessary travel during the COVID-19 crisis,” said Brown. “This additional investment will help improve the local bus system for these riders, cut costs and improve reliability for GDRTA and the Dayton community.”
Brown helped secure a $2.9 million investment for GDRTA in November of 2019. The federal investment helped GDRTA purchase 8 new “NexGen” buses.
The project is funded by DOT’s Buses and Bus Facilities competitive grant program, which Brown secured in a multi-year transportation bill signed into law in 2015. Brown – who serves as the ranking member of the U.S. Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, which oversees DOT’s Federal Transit Administration – has championed federal investment to modernize bus facilities and replace outdated buses.