Federal grant to aid rural transit and expand broadband access

COLUMBUS (Friday, November 6, 2015) – A new Ohio Department of Transportation project, funded in large part by a federal grant, will help Ohio’s 34 rural transit systems operate more efficiently and expand broadband access in Ohio.

The Transit Tech Ohio project has been awarded a $6.8 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant. The money will be used to help rural transit agencies purchase hardware and software that allows them to schedule and dispatch transit vehicles.

Increasing broadband access will improve the effectiveness of existing business and educational institutions, including public schools and small colleges. It will also enhance the quality of life for residents and businesses of rural Ohio by delivering information and access to online resources.

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