APTA Has Grants to Bolster Public Transit

The American Public Transportation Association said it will award grants of $5,000 to $10,000 to transit coalitions to protect or expand public transportation, including rail.

In a news release, APTA said the grants will be seek to emphasize quick solutions to improve ridership, incorporate outreach to communities of color and/or promote efforts to activate college student as transit advocates.

APTA said projects with a “focused advocacy component” may be considered for additional funding.

A local public transportation coalition is defined as a group of people seeking to promote transit that has the support of local APTA members and becomes a member of the National Alliance of Public Transportation Advocates before receiving a grant.

Grant applications will be accepted until Aug. 21 and awards will be announced Sept. 16.

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