The Western Reserve Transit Authority (WRTA) will be receiving a $1,312,000 investment to renovate its bus fleet facility,.

The investment was made possible by the 2022 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which authorizes up to $108 billion in federal funds for public transportation. Over $52 million in grants have been given to the state of Ohio through the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) bus grant programs since last year.

According to a press release, the bus fleet facility is in need of upgrades and repairs, including a new roof, doors and door controls, updated electrical, safety, and HVAC systems. The investment will also update fueling equipment for pollution-free electric vehicles.

"The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is getting resources to Ohio communities to improve transportation," said Sen. Sherrod Brown. "This will provide modern facilities and infrastructure for WRTA and better service for Ohioans riding the bus to work or school or a doctor's appointment."

An initial $4.3 million grant was awarded to the WRTA last year to help with renovations to the facility, in addition to a $2.9 million RAISE grant to renovate the WRTA's Federal Station transit hub.