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Ohio Announces $105 Million In Grants For Public Transit Systems

Streetcar in Cincinnati
Streetcar in Cincinnati

State officials say $105 million in grants is going to public transit systems across Ohio.

The Ohio Department of Transportation says nearly $70 million of that will come from the state general revenue fund.

The department is awarding $45 million for the Ohio Transit Partnership Program to rural and urban transit agencies, $17 million for 27 urban transit agencies in Ohio and $4 million to 38 rural transit systems to assist with matching federal dollars.

There also will be $2 million for the Elderly & Disabled Transit Fare Assistance Program for reimbursement to rural and small urban transit systems, and $2 million to a program supporting transportation for seniors and individuals with disabilities

An additional $35 million of Federal Transit Administration funding will support operation of the 38 rural transit systems.