Bus

TriMet awards $250K in fare grants to low income riders

Posted on April 23, 2013

Portland, Ore.-based TriMet is awarding $251,672 in grants in the form of fares to 17 local nonprofits and community-based organizations. These organizations reach low-income members of the community within the TriMet service district.

The Access Transit: Fare Relief Program grants help low-income individuals access public transit. The program is part of a $1.3 million effort to mitigate the impact of the 2012 fare increase, the largest in the agency’s history, on low-income riders.

TriMet partnered with local nonprofit, Ride Connection, to administer the program. Ride Connection is dedicated to providing responsive, accessible transportation options for those in need. The Access Transit grants range from $900 to $22,500 in value, with the focus to reach more low-income riders.

The initial amount set aside for the grant program was $300,000. TriMet and Ride Connection awarded $251,672 so far, holding the remaining $48,328 for additional 501(c)(3) non-profits and community-based organizations in Clackamas and Washington Counties.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Maine's Greater Portland Transit adds pass for high school students

The Transit Pass allows free and unlimited use of METRO bus routes during the academic school year, including weekends and break periods.

San Francisco introduces interactive, online performance dashboards

The site contains results from 13 key areas, including the percentage of on-time performance, mode share, crime stats, the agency’s carbon footprint, collision data and other information aligned with the SFMTA’s strategic plan.

ABC founder, industry icon Clancy Cornell passes

The founder of ABC Companies, Clancy grew a small transport service — Faribault Bus Service — into an industry force leaving an indelible list of accomplishments and memories in his path.

Chicago to buy 125 new buses per Mayor's 'modernization' plan

The new bus order is part of a contract CTA awarded to Nova Bus in January 2013. The new buses will replace the oldest vehicles in the fleet – the Nova 6400-series buses, which were purchased between 2000-2002.

Allied Specialty Vehicles names Furman to VP sales post for ASV Bus

Shawn Furman has been named southeast regional VP of sales for ASV Bus. Furman will represent ASV’s commercial, transit and school bus brands and report to John Walsh, vice president of sales and marketing for ASV Bus.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The resource for managers of class 1-7 truck Fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close