Senators Reverend Warnock and Ossoff announced $300,000 in federal dollars for Augusta Transit
Investment will be used to explore microtransit services in Augusta area and reflects Senators’ commitment to upgrading transportation infrastructure across Georgia
Senator Reverend Warnock pushed the Administration to provide funding for Augusta Transit
Senator Reverend Warnock: “I am glad to see the Augusta area continue to benefit from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law I was proud to champion. These funds will help Augusta Transit’s mission to better connect Georgians”
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-GA) and Jon Ossoff (D-GA) announced $300,000 in federal funding for Augusta-Richmond County’s transit system. Augusta Transit will receive funding to explore microtransit services aimed at improving access to jobs, grocery stores and educational opportunities as well as health outcomes and environmental quality in the community. The study will also provide guidance on introducing battery electric buses for fixed route transit services in South Augusta to enhance the social, economic, and environmental well-being.
The funding was made possible by a grant from the Federal Transit Authority’s (FTA) Areas of Persistent Poverty Program (AOPP). The AOPP program funds planning, engineering, and technical studies or financial plans to improve transit in areas experiencing long-term economic distress. Earlier this year, Senator Warnock pushed the FTA to prioritize this grant for Augusta Transit.
“I am glad to see the Augusta area continue to benefit from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law I was proud to champion. These funds will help Augusta Transit’s mission to better connect Georgians,” said Senator Reverend Warnock. “Senator Ossoff and I will continue to work to deliver even more investments to upgrade our state’s infrastructure so Georgians can have safer communities and stronger connectivity.”
“Senator Warnock and I brought Republicans and Democrats together to deliver transportation upgrades for Richmond County residents,” said Senator Ossoff. “I thank Augusta Mayor Garnett Johnson, Director of Transit Sharon Dottery, and local business and faith leaders for their help delivering this victory for Augusta.”
A vocal champion for investing in Georgia’s transportation infrastructure and policies that keep Georgians better connected, Senator Warnock has long championed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, beginning with his work in the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee to secure infrastructure investments that will support Georgia jobs and help modernize the state’s infrastructure. The law includes several provisions led and supported by Senator Warnock, including key policy improvements and billions of dollars in investments to revitalize Georgia’s infrastructure—from roads and bridges, to ports and airports, to broadband and water and sewer infrastructure, electric vehicle charging infrastructure to electric school buses, and more.