FL: $42.8 Million - Charlotte County, FL, Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority, Polk County Board of County Commissioners and South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (ARRA Grant)


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Grants were awarded as follows:

 Charlotte County: $2.1 million for the purchase of five buses, three passenger vans, mobile data computers and automatic vehicle location equipment, and other capital items, including bus shelters and bicycle racks.

 Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority in Tampa: $15.2 million to purchase 22 buses and to perform renovation of a transit maintenance facility.

 Polk County Board of Commissioners: $2.7 million to purchase five heavy-duty transit buses, to purchase and install transit technology, and to perform vehicle maintenance, and bus stop improvements.

 South Florida Regional Transportation Authority in Miami: $13.6 million to replace four locomotives that have outlived their useful lives, and to fund beautification improvements such as landscaping and painting at various transit facilities.

Bay County Transportation Planning Organization in Pensacola: $2.4 million construction of a new transit facility; preventive maintenance for existing fleet; new technology, including automatic passenger counting, automated fareboxes, and stop annunciators for existing vehicles; bus shelters, and a service vehicle. 

Space Coast Area Transit in Cocoa: $6.9 million to purchase 16 buses, 20 vans, and six bus shelters. Funds will also be used for rehabilitation and construction of the Melbourne terminal, which was built in 1973.