Board of Transportation Approves $67,766 for the Durham Area Transit Authority Monday, April 02, 2012

RALEIGH — The N.C. Board of Transportation at their meeting last month approved $67,766 in state funding to the city of Durham, operating as Durham Area Transit Authority (DATA), through the NCDOT Public Transportation Division’s Urban/Regional Bus and Facility Program.

The Urban/Regional Bus and Facility Program provides the required state match to direct recipients of federally funded grants through the Federal Transit Administration for projects such as new buses and vehicles, as well as maintenance, operations or transfer facilities.

DATA was approved a Federal Transit Administration Urbanized Area Formula Program Capital and Planning grant for bus replacements and other capital projects. The state funding approved will be used as the required 10 percent match and will be used for short-range transit planning. These funds match $67,767 in local funds and $542,131 in federal funds, totaling $677,664.

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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