Board of Transportation Approves $1,125 for Transportation Assistance Friday, January 27, 2012

RALEIGH — The N.C. Board of Transportation at their January meeting approved $1,125 in state funding for Domestic Violence Shelter and Services Inc. of Wilmington through the NCDOT Public Transportation Division’s Intercity Bus Program.

Domestic Violence Shelter and Services Inc. will use the state funding to assist domestic violence victims in the Wilmington area with their transportation needs to escape violence and avoid homelessness through the use of intercity bus providers and rail service where available. These funds match $1,125 in local funds, totaling $2,250.

The Intercity Bus Program supports intercity bus service in underserved areas of North Carolina that connect to the national intercity network. The program also provides state funds for Traveler's Aid programs that assist homeless, stranded or indigent travelers with their intercity transportation needs through the purchase of bus tickets.

Since Gov. Bev Perdue took office, the NCDOT Public Transportation Division has awarded more than $310 million in grant funds to local public transportation systems. These grants enable systems to provide people in all 100 counties access to education, job opportunities and health care.

For more information on grant programs through the Public Transportation Division of NCDOT, as well as transit systems that serve the public throughout the state, visit www.ncdot.gov/nctransit.


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