According to an announcement made by Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear on Tuesday, Aug. 18, $3,070,671 in funding from the Federal Transit Administration has been awarded to Kentucky to enable public transit agencies across the state to purchase new vehicles.
The funding awarded to the state was applied for by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's Office of Transportation Delivery.
Ten Kentucky transit agencies, which together serve 41 counties, will use the money to buy 42 replacement vehicles and 20 other vehicles with which to expand their fleets.
Local counties that will benefit from the funding include Hopkins and Muhlenberg Counties, which will benefit from $393,401, divided among several other counties.
“Reliable transportation is essential to so much we do in our daily lives,” Gov. Beshear said. “For many of our fellow Kentuckians, that means public transportation. It’s how they get to work, or school, or health care appointments, or the grocery and a host of other places. This funding is an investment on their behalf.”