Grants are being awarded as follows:
• The City of Tucson: $16 million to begin construction of Phase III of a bus storage and maintenance facility for Sun Tran, Tucson’s Mass Transit Provider. Phase III of the project includes architectural design and construction to expand the maintenance building to include a body shop, heavy repair, and additional wash facilities, as well as bus parking and canopies to operate and maintain as many as 250 buses.
• Arizona Department of Transportation: $12 million will be used to purchase 30 replacement buses, four additional buses, and two support vehicles. Funds will also be used to build new transit facilities and expand and remodel new facilities; to construct park-and-ride lots, bus storage lots with shelters, a transfer station, and bio-diesel fueling stations; and to purchase various support equipment.
• Northern Arizona Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority: $1.2 million will be used to purchase one 35-foot hybrid electric bus and four passenger shelters for key locations along the fixed transit route in Flagstaff; to support a multi-modal transfer center at the Flagstaff Mall, connecting the Flagstaff Urban Trail System to public transit; and for the engineering and design of the Mountain Links Project bus rapid transit project.