WORCESTER - The Worcester Regional Transit Authority is receving three grants totaling more than $70,000 to expand transit options for older adults and people with disabilities.
The Baker-Polito Administration announced earlier this week a total of $1.9 million for municipalities, Councils on Aging, Regional Transit Authorities, and nonprofit organizations under the Community Transit Grant Program administered by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT). This annual competitive grant program awards money to be used for transit operations and mobility management projects that complement and expand the community transportation options available in communities across Massachusetts.
“Community Transit Grants provide critical funding to municipalities and local organizations to help people get where they need to go in an accessible, age-friendly way,” said former Gov. Baker. “We are proud to fund these grants and see the work that gets accomplished through this program.”
The WRTA is receiving three community transit grants worth $72,000. The grants will go toward the following projects:
A second set of awards for wheelchair-accessible vehicles will be made in the spring.