$1.29M grant to fund transit district’s HQ improvements
The North Central Regional Transit District, which operates the “Blue Buses” on routes in an area from Santa Fe to Taos, has received a $1.29 million U.S. Department of Transportation grant to fund improvements at the district’s Española headquarters, New Mexico’s congressional delegation announced Thursday.
“The award, which comes through the Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development (BUILD) Grants program, will enable North Central RTD to build a maintenance facility, standalone vehicle wash bay, and fueling station,” U.S. Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján said in a news release.
The district provides transportation that is “indispensable to Northern New Mexico” connecting communities and businesses, the delegation said.
“Grants are awarded to projects that will have a significant local or regional impact,” according to the statement.