TxDOT Pumps More Funding For Texarkana’s T-Line Systems
Texarkana's T-Line should benefit from a nice bump in funds coming from TxDOT as it trickles down from the Federal Government to help out rural transportation needs.
On July 12, the Texas Transportation Commission awarded more than $68 million in federal and state funds to transit providers all across the state of Texas. Utilizing funds from the state combined with an award granted in June from Washing DC, TxDOT is distributing more than $146 million in funding, a 65% increase compared to funds approved in the summer of 2021. This increase is partly due to additional federal funds from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
The funds will make transit safer and more reliable, ensuring Texans have access to jobs, schools, healthcare and other important destinations and services.
Here in the Atlanta District, these new funds of $89,400 have been allocated to the Ark-Tex Council of Governments, an agency that serves Bowie, Cass, Morris, and Titus Counties. The East Texas Council of Governments will receive $350,164. That agency serves Camp, Harrison, Marion, Panola and Upshur Counties.
“This funding is critical to ensuring everyone in Texas, especially in rural areas, has access to where they need to go safely and reliably,” TxDOT Transportation Commissioner Alvin New said. “Many people across the state rely on these services for basic life needs because they have no other option. We’re excited to help fund these agencies as they continue to help the people of Texas.”
Transit agencies can use this funding to cover maintenance costs, buy new buses, build new facilities and expand their services to pick up more people.