Gov. Evers Awards $3.8 Million to Support Specialized Transit Needs Across Wisconsin
MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers announced today that 57 public and non-profit agencies that provide specialized transit to seniors and individuals with disabilities will receive $3,799,860 in federal and state funds administered by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT).
“Mobility is a basic need that helps people stay connected with their communities,” Gov. Evers said. “This funding invests in stronger, more inclusive communities across Wisconsin, particularly in many rural areas.”
“Local transit agencies across Wisconsin are making smart decisions based on their communities’ needs to make sure everyone can get access to transportation,” WisDOT Secretary-designee Craig Thompson said. “I am pleased that these grants will help solve these needs.”
An additional 20 Operating Assistance grants will be funded to help organizations defray day-to-day costs of operating these programs. Many of the grant recipients serve smaller communities in rural areas.
The federal and state program, initiated in the mid-1970s, has helped fund the purchase of more than 2,200 vehicles in Wisconsin to provide transportation services to seniors and individuals with disabilities.
See the complete list of Enhanced Mobility for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program Grants for 2020 and other program details on the WisDOT Specialized Transportation webpage.
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