Debbie Stabenow

07/10/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 07/10/2020 17:49

Stabenow, Peters Announce Nearly $3 Million in Transit Funding for City of Midland

Friday, July 10, 2020

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the City of Midland will receive $2,974,164 in funding from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). Stabenow and Peters helped secure this funding as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The funds will help ensure that the City of Midland Dial-A-Ride Transportation will remain operational during the COVID-19 pandemic.

'The leadership and workers of the City of Midland Dial-A-Ride Transportation work hard to make sure that people can get to their jobs, doctor appointments, and grocery stores,' said Senator Stabenow. 'This funding will make sure that they're able to continue to provide these vital services for our community during this pandemic.'

'Between the Coronavirus pandemic and recovering from catastrophic flooding, it is more important than ever that Midland residents can depend on reliable access to public transit,' said Senator Peters, a member of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee. 'This grant will help ensure that critical transportation services in Midland remain operational for people to get to work, buy groceries, go to the doctor or pick up prescription drugs.'

Dial-A-Ride Transportation provides a low-cost ride to the Midland community to any location within Midland's city limits. Residents should call 989-837-6940 to schedule a ride.

More information on the Federal Transit Administration's COVID-19 response can be found at https://www.transit.dot.gov/coronavirus.

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