AUSTIN — The Texas Transportation Commission approved an award of $19.1 million for public transportation providers in Texas at its monthly meeting Friday.

Locally, Public Transit Services was awarded $197,000 to support transit cost and an additional $238,500 for rural vehicle bus replacement for transportation in Parker, Palo Pinto and Jack counties.

The funding will support transit costs including: Transportation for elderly individuals and individuals with disabilities; transportation for employment, job training and childcare; and vehicle fleet procurement and rehabilitation.

“This is one of the most substantial transit funding awards we have ever approved at one time,” said Hope Andrade, commission chair. “It reflects our commitment to working with our partners in public transportation statewide, and it means a lot to individuals in smaller communities who depend on public transit daily.”

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