UMPQUA PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT PICKS UP GRANTS

June 29, 2020 3:30 a.m.

Umpqua Public Transportation District has picked up a number of grants.

A release from the Oregon Department of Transportation said the funds are coming from the Federal Transit Administration and the Federal Highway Administration.

UPTD is receiving:

*Nearly $691,000 in a Surface Transportation Program grant to replace 6 vehicles in its fleet.

*$255,000 in a bus expansion award

*$40,000 for operational funds

*Just over $30,000 for a digital mobile radio system

UPTD General Manager Cheryl Cheas said there are a number of exciting projects in process. More information is expected soon as UTrans bus service transitions from being part of the Umpqua Community Action Network to being its own district.

 

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