For Immediate Release
June 3, 2022
(Jackson, Miss.) – Today, the Federal Transit Administration under President Joe Biden announced $1 million in grant funding to establish the City of Jackson’s JTRAN New Bus Network Project. The project aims to improve public transportation and provide more flexibility, frequency and coverage to areas in the City that are currently under-served. The project will be designed to better link these communities to critical services.
“I am very grateful for the FTA and President Joe Biden to allocate this much needed funding to the City of Jackson as we re-envision the role of transportation,” said Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba. “I would also like to give a shout out to the hardworking staff in the City’s Planning & Development Department, who made this happen.”
The grant is administered under the FTA’s Route Planning Restoration Program which is designed to increase ridership, reduce travel times and make service adjustments to increase the quality or frequency of transit service for low-income riders and disadvantaged neighborhoods or communities. The FTA announced the award of approximately $25 million in funding to support 50 recipients through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.
The one million dollars equals the highest amount distributed to any state or city.
For more information, visit: https://www.transit.dot.gov/funding/american-rescue-plan-route-planning-discretionary-grant-funding-selections.