Patrick J. Toomey

08/06/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 08/06/2020 15:26

Toomey Announces $1.46 Million DoT Grant to Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) announced today that the Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority has been awarded a $1.46 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DoT) to continue upgrading the city's public transportation system.

The awarded funds will be used to invest in clean, safe, and modern fixed bus routes designed to meet Erie's growing environmental transit demands by introducing more zero-emission buses to their fleet. Senator Toomey wrote in support of the Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority in March.

'Modernizing public transportation in Erie will make travel in the city easier and improve the quality of life. The funds awarded by DoT hopefully will aid in this effort,' said Senator Toomey. 'I was happy to support Erie's application and look forward to seeing the results of this significant investment.'

'The staff at EMTA would like to thank all federal, state, and local officials for their tremendous support to obtain this grant,' said Jeremy Peterson, CEO of Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority. 'The grant funds will enable EMTA to acquire additional CNG buses as we continue to grow and always provide safe, convenient, and reliable transportation to the Erie community.'