U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that $1,350,088 will be designated towards bus transportation in Billings and North Central Montana.
“This funding will further strengthen Montana’s travel infrastructure needs and help Montanans get around their communities,” Daines said. “This funding will also help ensure we have the resources needed to help improve the quality of life in Billings and North Central Montana.”
$840,000 will be designated to Billings’ MET buses and bus facilities.
$510,088 will be designated to North Central Montana Transit buses and bus facilities.
The purpose of the Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program is to assist in the financing of buses and bus facilities capital projects, including replacing, rehabilitating, purchasing or leasing buses or related equipment, and rehabilitating, purchasing, constructing or leasing bus-related facilities.
Statement of Support:
“These grant dollars are a vital step towards replacing our fleet and the associated amenities. This is a good day for Billings MET Transit.”- Kevin Ploehn, Director of Aviation and Transit, City of Billings
In early June, Daines wrote a letter of support urging the Federal Transit Administration to approve the buses and bus facilities grant for the city of Billings.