Dubuque Awarded $1 Million to Revitalize Iowa's Bus Infrastructure
Renee Tyler, Director of Transportation Services
Aug. 14, 2020 -- For Immediate Release
DUBUQUE, Iowa – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao has announced the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will award $6.6 million in transit infrastructure funding to improve the safety and reliability of Iowa’s bus systems and enhance mobility for transit riders. The City of Dubuque’s public transit service, The Jule, was awarded $1 million of the funds.
The funding supports projects to replace, rehabilitate, and purchase buses and related equipment, as well as projects to purchase, rehabilitate, and construct bus-related facilities.
The City of Dubuque’s public transit service, The Jule, will receive $1 million from FTA’s Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program to purchase zero-emission transit vehicles and make other upgrades, including new pedestrian shelters along bus routes to be powered by solar energy, new ticket vending machines, and electronic information boards with real-time bus schedule and route information. The project will help the City expand its transit fleet and improve transit service for residents.
“This funding will assist The Jule in its continued goal to implement a sustainable and environmentally sound fleet,” said Director of Transportation Services Renee Tyler.
“Millions of Americans rely on public transportation to access healthcare, jobs, and other vital services,” said FTA Deputy Administrator K. Jane Williams. “During this unprecedented time, we need to ensure access and mobility for the riders who depend on our nation’s bus systems.”
For additional information on The Jule Public Transit System, visit www.juletransit.org
, or contact The Jule at 563.589.4266 or email@example.com
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