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RVTD awarded $2.7 million in federal funding for new buses

The Federal Transit Administration awarded $6.6 million in funding to Oregon agencies, including the Rogue Valley Transportation District.

Posted: Aug 11, 2020 11:41 AM
Updated: Aug 11, 2020 11:43 AM

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Rogue Valley Transportation District (RVTD) will receive nearly $2.7 million in federal funding in order to buy new, more accessible buses, according to the Federal Transit Administration.

U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden said in a joint statement that the grant would go toward replacing, rehabilitating, and purchasing the new buses and other equipment.

“Our public transportation systems continue to bring frontline workers where they need to go and have kept vital services within reach for our communities,” said Merkley. “These grants will not only help make our transit districts stronger, they’ll also help cut down on dangerous air pollution and improve public health. I’ll keep working to ensure that all transit systems across Oregon have the resources they need to get Oregonians where they’re going safely and efficiently during and after this pandemic.”

The FTA said that the new buses will go toward improving access and transit service for local residents to reach jobs, schools, healthcare centers, and other travel destinations.

"On behalf of the RVTD Board of Directors and the citizens of Southern Oregon, we are honored that we were awarded 6 CNG buses through the Buses and Bus Facility Program. This opportunity will allow RVTD to continue our expansion of services in our District. We thank our Congressional Delegation for supporting Southern Oregon," said Julie Brown, general manager of RVTD.

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