Siouxland Regional Transit System gets $7M grant

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The Siouxland Interstate Metropolitan Planning Council, or SIMPCO, is being awarded a $7-million grant to help with operations and bus storage.

The funding is part of a $1.5 billion dollar “BUILD” fund announced Tuesday by the U.S. Transportation Department.  It focuses on nationwide infrastructure revitalization.

According to a press release, SIMPCO will use it’s $7-million grant to build a new facility to house the Siouxland Regional Transit System and SIMPCO buses.

That building will include a bus maintenance area, indoor bus storage, a bus wash, and driver training areas.

SIMPCO officials declined to talk about the grant award but will have more to say later this week when the SIMPCO  board or directors is scheduled to meet.

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