U.S. Department of Transportation Awards $1,382,440 for Veterans Transportation and Highway Safety

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Washington D.C. – The U.S. Department of Transportation provided $1,382,440 in Federal financial assistance for transportation services and highway safety programs on Guam.

$1,305,000 was awarded to the Guam Regional Transit Authority through the FY2011 Veterans Transportation and Community Living Initiative (VTCLI).  The funds will be used to create a one-call/one-click transportation center for military, veterans, and community transportation providers that are highly impacted by limited access to public transit options on Guam. 

The center will be located in a new, multi-discipline Community Resource Center located at the Department of Integrated Services for Individuals with Disabilities (DISID), which will receive partial funding under the VTCLI.

$77,440 was awarded to the Guam Department of Public Works Office of Highway Safety through the State and Community Highway Safety Grants program.  The funds will be used to support various highway safety programs on Guam.

Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo made the announcment saying  “these funds will go a long way to providing additional public transportation options for our veterans and those with disabilities on Guam. The Veterans Transportation and Community Living Initiative grant will be used to construct a new DISID facility that will house a one-stop center to coordinate transit services for veterans and those with disabilities.  I commend the Guam Regional Transit Authority and Public Works for their efforts to secure these grants, and I look forward to them improving transportation services and highway safety on Guam.”