LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - The Brazos Transit District, which serves Lufkin, Nacogdoches, and other East Texas cities, will be receiving $988,000 from the Texas Transportation Commission.
On Wednesday, the Texas Transportation Commission announced that it will be awarding $35 million to transit providers around the state to improve public transportation for rural Texans.
"More reliable buses and vans help these rural residents maintain their independence and improve their overall quality of life by providing access to jobs, education, medical services and shopping," said Marc Williams, the executive director of the Texas Department of Transportation. "Newer transit vehicles also are more reliable, safer and less expensive to maintain."
According to TxDOT press release, the funding "will help complete construction of four bus facilities and 325 buses and vans in growing rural areas with a high percentage of people who rely on these transportation."
The $35 million award includes funds from the federal transportation Investment Generating Economic reality grant program as well as federal and state funds.