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Gardner Announces $18M in Transit Grants for Colorado

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, announced today Colorado will receive more than $18 million for several federal grants from the Department of Transportation (DOT) under the Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program. 

“I’m proud to work with communities all over our great state to support their infrastructure projects at the federal level, and I’m pleased the Department of Transportation continues to recognize the importance of these projects to Colorado,” said Senator Gardner. “With Colorado’s population growing at one of the fastest rates in the country, I will continue to advocate for improvements to our transportation systems at the federal level to ensure their safety and efficiency for Coloradans. 

According to the DOT, the purpose of the Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program is to assist in the financing of buses and bus facilities capital projects, including replacing, rehabilitating, purchasing or leasing buses or related equipment, and rehabilitating, purchasing, constructing or leasing bus-related facilities.

The grants include:

  • $12,000,000 awarded to the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) for the Winter Park Lift.
  • $2,015,775 awarded to CDOT for the Breckenridge Free Ride.
  • $1,788,312 awarded to CDOT for the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority.
  • $1,621,500 awarded to the City of Colorado Springs for Mountain Metropolitan Transit.
  • $400,000 awarded to CDOT for the Snowmass Village Shuttle.
  • $199,500 awarded to CDOT for the Laradon Hall Society for Exceptional Children and Adults in Denver.

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Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He sits on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy. 

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