Youngstown will be receiving $6,190,643 to invest in public transportation. The funds were announced as part of the bipartisan Infrastructure Bill that was signed into law by President Joe Biden in late November 2021, with funds being made available as of today.

Ohio is set to receive $1.3 billion of funding over the next 5 years from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, with a total of $259 million available for Ohio to use.

Other Ohio communities benefitting from the public transportation funding will include Akron receiving $12,283,925; Canton receiving $6,007,905; Cincinnati receiving $29,903,702; Cleveland with $65,192,461; Columbus receiving $28,298,970; Dayton, $41,567,795; Toledo, $9,699,816; and small urban and rural areas will receive $60,166,854.

The funding is to be used for helping public transit agencies invest in expanding service, job training, and new low- and no-emission buses.

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), chairman of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, announced approximately $186 million in additional transit funding for public transit agencies across Ohio.

“This is the beginning of the largest investment in Ohio’s public transportation ever,” said Brown.