PARK CITY, Utah — Park City Municipal announced today that Park City Transit has been selected to receive a $7.39 million federal grant from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).
The grant is a part of the FTA’s Bus and Bus Facilities discretionary grant program, which awarded approximately $1.7 billion in funds to projects in 46 states and territories. Park City Transit and the Utah Transit Authority were the only two projects selected to receive grants in Utah.
“Park City is a critically important economic driver for our state, hosting millions of visitors each year. Over the past decade, Park City has also been a leader in sustainable transit development — with more than half of its fleet transitioning to electric buses,” said Sen. Mitt Romney. “This $7.4 million grant will fund the remainder of Park City’s bus stop redevelopment program, which will provide visitors with modernized transit services — which is especially critical as Utah contends to host another Winter Olympic Games in the very near future.”
According to the FTA, the Utah Department of Transportation will receive the grant on behalf of Park City Transit, and the funds will be used to improve more than 72 bus stops as well as rider amenities.
The funding will allow for new bus shelters and additional improvements to create upgraded and fully ADA compliant pick up sites throughout Park City, and provide new solar-power route snd scheduling information to riders.
Park City is still seeking federal funding sources to complete work on an additional 62 stops within the city transit system.
“I appreciate that Park City will receive funding for their bus stop development program, which I urged the FTA Administrator to consider,” said Rep. John Curtis. “Park City is an economic driver for Utah, attracting millions of visitors annually and this grant will provide valuable support. I commend Park City for their efforts.”
“I am delighted to see this level of investment in our transit infrastructure as it is a critical community priority for myself and my fellow Council members,” said Park City Mayor Nann Worel. “Much appreciation and thanks go to the FTA and to Senator Romney and Rep. Curtis for their support for this important federal funding.”