The following grants are being awarded:
• Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority: $17.6 million to purchase seven buses and to retrofit 32 others with Mini-Hybrid Thermal Management Kits to reduce fuel usage, maintenance costs, and breakdowns of the current hydraulic cooling system on the coaches. Funds will also be used for bus shelters, signage, a bus fluid management system, landscaping and preventative maintenance.
• Allen County Regional Transit Authority: $1.2 million for facility improvements, preventive maintenance, a van, and paratransit service.
• Lawrence County Port Authority: $559,059 for construction of a new transit center.
• City of Newark: $260,000 to purchase four buses, fareboxes and bike racks.