Over $21 million in federal grants to San Luis Obispo for transit improvements

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SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — The city of San Luis Obispo is set to receive more than $21 million in federal grants for two different transit improvement projects.

The grants were made possible with funds from the American Rescue Plan Act and the bipartisan Infrastructure Act, according to Ian Mariani, spokesman for Congressman Salud Carbajal.

“I am proud to see more than $21 million coming back to San Luis Obispo this month to support and improve the transit systems that thousands of SLO families rely on every day to reach their jobs, essential services and local businesses,” Carbajal said. .

“Last year, I helped put in place two landmark pieces of legislation that bring critical investments to the Central Coast – and these two grants for San Luis Obispo are just a few of the most recent examples of how these bills continue to make a difference in our own backyards.

The city will receive nearly $12.4 million in American Rescue Plan Act grants to support the city’s transit systems, Mariani said.

The San Luis Obispo Regional Transit Authority will also receive nearly $8.8 million from the Federal Transit Administration to replace older transit buses with zero-emission buses, Mariani said.

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