Peters, Stabenow Announce Over $750,000 in Transit Funding for the City of Niles

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Gary Peters (MI) and Debbie Stabenow (MI) today announced that the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is providing the City of Niles a $753,743 grant. Peters and Stabenow helped secure this funding as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The funds will help ensure that the City of Niles and its Dial-A-Ride Transportation (DART) service remains operational during the Coronavirus pandemic.

“As communities across our state work together to navigate this unprecedented health crisis, it is more important than ever that Michiganders can depend on reliable access to public transit,” said Senator Peters, a member of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee. “This grant will help ensure that critical transportation services throughout Niles remain operational for people to get to work, buy groceries, go to the doctor or pick up prescription drugs.”

“The leadership and employees of Niles Dial-A-Ride Transportation work hard to make sure that people can get to their jobs, doctor appointments, and grocery stores,” said Senator Stabenow. “This funding will make sure that they’re able to continue to provide these vital services for our community during this pandemic.”

More information on the Federal Transit Administration’s COVID-19 response can be found at https://www.transit.dot.gov/coronavirus.