Last week, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has awarded a $29,331,665 Low-No Grant to the Ohio Department of Transportation, on behalf of 10 subrecipients. This investment will support the Ohio Zero Emission Ready Ohio (OH-ZERO) project by allowing transit authorities across Ohio to replace older buses with zero-emission and low-emission models. Funding for this investment was made possible through the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).

One of the recipients is here in Crawford County and serves the Galion area.

“The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is getting resources to Ohio communities to improve transportation and support Ohio workers. We fought to secure this investment to create jobs and to connect people with jobs – saving them time and money,” said Brown. “I’m working to make sure Ohio gets its fair share – or more – of infrastructure investment, so Ohio communities can improve transit options and create opportunity.”

“Transportation isn’t just moving vehicles, it’s moving people. We are happy to partner with the federal government to help our local transit agencies upgrade their bus fleets,” said ODOT Director Jack Marchbanks.

Funding from the DOT includes $3,571,578.95 to Seneca Crawford Area Transportation (SCAT), which regularly operates in southeast Crawford County.

Brown – who serves as the chairman of the U.S. Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, which oversees DOT’s Federal Transit Administration – has championed federal investment to support Ohio’s local transit authorities. 

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