Rides Mass Transit District Receiving $2.5 Million Grant for Resources

Rides Mass Transit District Receiving $2.5 Million Grant for Resources

MARION – Rides Mass Transit District (RMTD) has been announced as a recipient of a federal grant to provide the district extra resources during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The district is receiving almost $2.5 million through the CARES Act to help cover the extra costs to sanitize and promote social distancing on their buses.

Jeffrey Drake, operations manager for RMTD, said the transit service has taken many steps in recent months to ensure the well-being of riders.

 

Drake added there has been a drop in ridership since the beginning of the pandemic, but RMTD has still provided transportation for those in need and the district has partnered with senior centers and other local organizations to deliver meals to seniors and others unable to get out.

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