Jessamine to benefit from transportation grant awarded to BCAP

Published 12:04 pm Wednesday, August 19, 2020

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Gov. Andy Beshear announced Tuesday that Kentucky has been awarded $3,070,671 in funding from the Federal Transit Administration to enable public transit agencies across the commonwealth to purchase vehicles, and Jessamine County will benefit from the funding.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Office of Transportation Delivery applied for the funding, which is discretionary and nationally competitive. Ten Kentucky transit agencies, which together serve 41 counties, will use the money to buy 42 replacement vehicles and 20 other vehicles with which to expand their fleets.

Bluegrass Community Action Partnership, Inc. was awarded $668,935 to purchase 10 vehicles — five replacement vehicles and five new vehicles. In addition to Jessamine County, BCAP serves Anderson, Boyle, Casey, Franklin, Garrard, Lincoln, Mercer, Scott, Washington and Woodford counties.

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“Reliable transportation is essential to so much we do in our daily lives,” Gov. Beshear said. “For many of our fellow Kentuckians, that means public transportation. It’s how they get to work, or school, or health care appointments, or the grocery and a host of other places. This funding is an investment on their behalf.”