Printer Friendly

VOINOVICH ANNOUNCES $21.5 MILLION IN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION GRANTS

 VOINOVICH ANNOUNCES $21.5 MILLION IN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION GRANTS
 COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Gov. George V. Voinovich and the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) today announced the availability of $21.5 million in state grants to Ohio's public transportation systems. The grants, for use in fiscal year 1993, will leverage between $40 and $50 million in matching federal funds.
 "Public transportation is an important element in Ohio's continued economic growth," said Voinovich. "These grants will enable the state's 20 urban public transit authorities to continue serving the citizens of Ohio, and support local economic development activities."
 Joining Voinovich in making the announcement at the Central Ohio Transit Authority's City Center terminal in Columbus were representatives of ODOT and the Ohio Public Transit Association.
 "The state plays a crucial role in maintaining Ohio's public transportation system," said Michael H. Setzer, president of the Ohio Public Transit Association. "More than 50 percent of public transit riders use the system to go to work. Without the state's support, these people would not have access to jobs."
 The grants, available through ODOT's Ohio Public Transportation Grant Program, provide capital, operating and planning assistance to the state's public transit authorities. The grants range in size from $19,200 available to the city of Norwood to $6,089,373 available to the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority.
 Breakdown of transit grant awards by provider:
 GRANTEE AWARD
 Akron METRO $1,463,130
 Allen County RTA $128,700
 Canton RTA $708,445
 COTA (Columbus) $2,901,546
 Eastern Ohio RTA $105,361
 GCRTA (Cleveland) $6,089,373
 City of Hamilton $195,000
 LAKETRAN $566,653
 Miami Valley RTA $2,174,790
 Lorain County Transit Board $294,742
 City of Middletown $94,800
 City of Newark $167,850
 City of Norwood $19,200
 Portage Area RTA $352,627
 Richland County Transit Board $155,200
 SORTA (Cincinnati) $3,545,554
 City of Springfield $178,300
 City of Steubenville $65,250
 Toledo Area RTA $1,581,979
 Western Reserve RTA $711,500
 Total Amount: $21,500,000
 -0- 8/31/92
 /CONTACT: Jonathan Greentree of the Ohio Department of Transportation, 614-466-7170 or Jenny Camper of Governor George Voinvoich's Office, 614-644-0957/ CO: Ohio Department of Transportation ST: Ohio IN: TRN SU:


KK -- CL001 -- 4849 08/31/92 10:00 EDT
COPYRIGHT 1992 PR Newswire Association LLC
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 1992 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:PR Newswire
Date:Aug 31, 1992
Words:379
Previous Article:PMC CAPITAL ANNOUNCES SECOND OFFERING OF COMPANY COMMON STOCK
Next Article:PMC CAPITAL ANNOUNCES RESULTS


Related Articles
GOV. CASEY RELEASES $21.5 MILLION TO MASS TRANSIT AGENCIES
BUCKEYE CROSSBUCK SIGN IMPROVES DRIVER VISIBILITY AT CONRAIL'S RAILROAD CROSSINGS IN OHIO
Coalition names drinking water number one issue.
OUTRAGE IN OHIO.
House Panel Approves Commerce, Justice, State Department Spending.
Infrastructure needs unmet: aging networks require a renewed commitment from the federal government.
President's Budget Includes $25 Million for Euclid Corridor.

Terms of use | Copyright © 2017 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters