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APTA: Grant application period opens for coalitions to protect, expand transit


The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) earlier this week announced the availability of funding for local public transit coalitions to protect or expand public transportation, including rail.

APTA will award grants of $5,000 to $10,000 to coalitions that prioritize quick solutions to improve ridership, incorporate outreach to communities of color and/or promote efforts to activate college student as transit advocates.

Projects with a “focused advocacy component” may be considered for additional funding, APTA officials said in a press release.

Any local public transportation coalition (a group of people joined together to promote transit) is eligible to apply for the grants, provided it has the support of local APTA members and becomes a member of the National Alliance of Public Transportation Advocates before receiving a grant.

Grant applications will be accepted until Aug. 21. Awards will be announced Sept. 16.

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