ECO Transit

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  • Phone: 970-328-3520
    Fax: 970-328-3539

    ECO Transit
    P.O. Box 1070
    3289 Cooley Mesa Road
    Gypsum, CO 81637-1070 

    eco@eaglecounty.us  

     


ECO Transit receives over $1.1 million for bus replacement

Contact: Kelley Collier, ECO Transit Director, 970-328-3533 or kelley.collier@eaglecounty.us 

ECO Transit has been awarded a $1.132 million “State of Good Repair” grant for bus replacement by the Federal Transit Authority (FTA). Results of the competitive grant process were announced yesterday and can be found on the FTA website at http://fta.dot.gov/grants/13094.html.

FTA standards indicate buses should be replaced every 500,000 miles or 12 years. According to ECO Transit Director Kelley Collier, the grant represents approximately 70 percent of the funding for four buses and will fulfill ECO’s bus replacement needs through 2013. “We are incredibly pleased to receive such a large award,” said Collier. “Essentially, with our matching dollars we are getting nearly four buses for the price of one,” she said.

In addition, ECO Transit has received several smaller grants for projects in 2012, including $200,000 in operating funds, $30,000 for a park-and-ride and facility study, $35,000 for on-board technology equipment, and $103,000 for bus stop and shelter refurbishment and accessibility. For more information, contact Collier at 970-328-3533.