WASHINGTON, D.C. ― Today, U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded two grants, totaling $5.64 million, to fund maintenance and construction of new bus facilities in Santa Fe and Española.
“Public transportation is a vital driver of economic growth for rural communities in New Mexico. Improvements to these facilities will enable New Mexicans to continue to get to work, school, and home safely and efficiently,” Luján said. “These grants will provide badly needed improvements and new construction for public transportation in northern New Mexico.”
The Department of Transportation’s Bus and Bus Facilities Infrastructure Investment Program awarded Santa Fe and Española competitive grants of $2.04 million and $3.6 million respectively. The program provides federal resources to states and direct recipients to replace, rehabilitate, and purchase buses and related equipment. It also provides funds to construct and update vehicles and bus-related facilities. The City of Santa Fe will use its grant to rehabilitate an existing transit facility. Española will use its grant to construct a new maintenance facility.