President Trump Tweets Oklahoma To Receive $13.7 Million For Bus Improvements

Wednesday, August 12th 2020, 1:51 pm
By: News 9

Oklahoma will receive $13.7 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation for bus improvements, President Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday.

"Big news, Oklahoma! I’m proud to support infrastructure in your state with $13.7 million from @USDOT for bus improvements across the state. SO important for helping people get where they need to go safely," the president tweeted.

Oklahoma was one of several states to receive grants for infrastructure improvements.

Three projects in Oklahoma will receive a total of $13.7 million from Federal Transit Administration’s Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program.

  1. The Oklahoma Department of Transportation will receive $9.1 million on behalf of Oklahoma State University –Stillwater Community Transit (OSU Transit) to expand and upgrade its 50-year-old maintenance facility. The new facility will provide OSU Transit the ability to maintain buses rather than outsourcing, providing cost savings and enhancing service for the Oklahoma State University community.
  2. The Metropolitan Tulsa Transit Authority will receive $3.2 million to replace buses, rehabilitate a parking and paratransit call center building facility, and introduce modernized technology to support its Route 66 (11th Street) bus rapid transit line. The projects will help build the regional transit network and elevate Tulsa as a hub for business, culture and entertainment.
  3. The Oklahoma Department of Transportation will receive $1.5 million on behalf of the Ki Bois Area Transit System to purchase new buses that have exceeded their useful life. The replacement vehicles will improve safety, reduce maintenance costs and improve reliability so Ki Bois can continue its critical rural service across 12 counties, including three tribal nations.