Ohio Plans for $1.3 Billion Federal Transit Investment

Ohio lawmakers say new federal funding will help the state improve public transit systems, hire more operators, and make badly needed facility and equipment upgrades.

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February 10, 2022, 7:00 AM PST

By Diana Ionescu @aworkoffiction


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"Over the next five years, Ohio is supposed to get $1.3 billion of guaranteed transit formula funding from the bipartisan infrastructure deal," reports Sabrina Eaton. "Ohio urban and rural transit providers will get $260 million in the 2022 fiscal year, with the $73.5 million available immediately and the rest coming later this year, according to Brown."

This will be Ohio's largest-ever investment in public transit, says Senator Sherrod Brown. "A statement from Niles-area Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan said the money would be used to strengthen public transportation systems, support transit jobs across the state and make urgently-needed investments, including new bus and railcar acquisitions, facility upgrades, and other key projects."

Cleveland will receive roughly $22 million of the initial investment, while Akron will receive around $3 million to jumpstart transit projects. Brown expressed optimism that the injection of funding will create a significant number of new jobs in Ohio.

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