WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority will receive new federal resources to improve public transportation in the Dayton area. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced today that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) State of Good Repair Program (SGR) has awarded $4,000,000 to the Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority to improve its bus fleet.
“Ohioans who live, work, and do business in Dayton deserve a reliable and affordable public transportation system,” Brown said. “At a time of high gas prices, this grant will provide Dayton with new, safe buses while decreasing their environmental impact and improve energy-efficiency.”
The Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority will use the funds to purchase new Dual-Mode Buses, retiring many of its diesel buses. The Dual-Mode Buses run on and off the current overhead electric network, reducing fossil fuel demand, improving the energy-efficiency of the Dayton bus fleet, and lessening their environmental impact.