The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has awarded an $8,000,000 Buses and Bus Facilities Competitive Grant to build a new Downtown Bloomington Transfer Center for Connect Transit, which serves the Bloomington-Normal area. It will replace the current on-street bus transfer area. The new center will serve 10 bus routes and 1,800 daily boardings, offering riders protection from weather and improved safety, access, amenities and transit service.

Investing in our public transit systems means we're investing in economic and community development. I'm proud to see the Bloomington-Normal community receive this very competitive grant, which allows them to build a new transfer center in Downtown Bloomington. Riders will experience better safety, access, and services once this project is complete. As a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, I will continue to be an advocate for projects that are critical to the communities I serve.

Read more about our visit to Connect Transit last week here.