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Greater Peoria Mass Transit to receive $10M grant

PEORIA (WEEK) -- The Greater Peoria Mass Transit District is set to receive a $10 million grant through the Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program.

According to a release from Congressman Darin LaHood, the program provides important federal resources to public transportation systems to replace, rehabilitate and purchase buses and related equipment to construct bus-related facilities.

“Greater Peoria Mass Transit plays an essential role in our community, providing public transportation services to get residents where they need to go in a timely manner,” Rep. LaHood said. “I am pleased to announce that this funding will provide important resources to our community that will spur economic growth and connect Peorians to their destinations."

"I applaud President Trump and Secretary Chao for recognizing the great work being done by Greater Peoria Mass Transit and I look forward to continuing to work with them to improve our transportation system in central and west-central Illinois.”

LaHood also recently announced that the GPMTD received over $10.2 million in CARES Act funding in response to COVID-19.

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