GOPC congratulates the Ohio Department of Transportation for successfully winning a highly competitive grant from the federal Department of Transportation. Ohio’s $6.8 million TIGER grant will help more than 30 rural transit systems improve their operations and service provision. ODOT will use the grant to support rural systems in transitioning from pencil and paper scheduling to electronically scheduling rides, providing communications equipment so drivers and dispatchers can talk while a vehicle is on the road, which will allow for more efficient services, and help rural transit systems be more competitive for future rural transit grants. GOPC applauds ODOT’s leadership and commitment to helping Ohio’s rural transit systems provide high quality and expanded service.
Highlights of the award and the project can be found at this link on page 34: http://1.usa.gov/1im51zW