Blue Bus Operator Receives $3.6 Million To Expand Facilities

by Staff Reporter / Apr 09, 2018 / comments

“Blue Bus” Operator Receives $3.6 Million To Expand Facilities

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced last Thursday that the North Central Regional Transit District (RTD) will be the recipient of $3.6 million as part of a US Department of Transportation/Federal Transit Administration (FTA) grant "to modernize and improve America's bus infrastructure".

Nationwide, the FTA is granting approximately $264 million in project selections to improve the safety and reliability of America’s bus systems and enhance mobility for transit riders across the country. A total of 139 projects in 52 states and territories will receive funding from FTA’s Buses and Bus Facilities Infrastructure Investment Program. 

Northern New Mexico’s RTD, which operated the region’s blue bus network will be able to expand their facilities by constructing a new 12,000 sq. ft maintenance facility at the District's Espanola, NM headquarters. The facility will be constructed to service the District's fleet of 65 vehicles and include a separate building to house vehicle washing bays.