SMTD Awarded Rebuild IL Transit Funding
Stateline Mass Transit District has recently been awarded capital grant funding through the Statewide Transit Rebuild Illinois (RBI), which supports mass transit projects throughout the state.
Stateline Mass Transit District will receive $215,021 in capital investment funds for the purchase of (3) paratransit handicapped accessible vehicles for expansion of service, including security cameras & bicycle racks. SMTD will also receive $47,251 in funding for the purchase of a bus shelter, bicycle rack and bicycle repair maintenance station, installation and pad for a transport hub in South Beloit, IL.
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) awarded a combined $113.8 million to downstate transit agencies in the third round of funding through Rebuild Illinois, a program signed into law in 2019 that will provide $33.2 billion over six years to the state’s transportation system, including $355.9 million for downstate transit agencies.
This round of funding will benefit 44 projects at 32 transit providers. The first round of funding of the competitive grants provided $112.5 million to 31 downstate transit entities, and the second round provided $111.4 million to 37 agencies.
SMTD is pleased to be a part of the cooperative effort of those in the federal and state transit industry to provide needed transportation services to all areas and individuals in the greater Rockton, Roscoe and South Beloit, IL area.
SMTD began providing transportation services in 2008 and continues to see a substantial increase in ridership annually.