Youngstown receiving $6 million for public transit
The City of Youngstown will receive over $6 million in funding through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
Over the next five years, the act, also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, will provide $1.3 billion in transit funding throughout the state.
In 2023, Youngstown will receive $6,672,968 through the act. However, $264,447,924 will be distributed throughout various Ohio cities in 2023. Large urban areas receiving funds include Columbus, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Akron, Canton, Dayton and Toledo. $60,788,937 will go to rural and other small urban areas.
These funds will help Ohio communities invest in "expanding service for Ohioans, job training, and new low- and no- emission buses," according to the press release.
U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown announced that Ohio received $259 million in funds through this act in 2022.
"This is the continuation of the largest investment in Ohio's public transportation ever," Brown said. "Transit is all about the Dignity of Work - it creates jobs, it connects people to jobs, it draws in investment and it will help communities across Ohio grow and create opportunity."
In November 2021, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law was signed into law.