PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre’s River Cities Public Transit is one of a handful of South Dakota transit systems that is the recipient of a federal transportation grant. U.S. Senator Tim Johnson, who Chairs the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, says the state will receive more than $3.5 million dollars as part of nine federal grants. Johnson says the grants will make it possible for bus systems across the state to make much-needed improvements to their vehicles and facilities. River Cities Transit will receive just over a million dollars to replace cutaway buses and minivans in its fleet that have met their useful life. Other transit systems that are being funded serve communities that include Sioux Falls, Lemmon, Spearfish, Yankton, Bonesteel/Gregory, Brookings and Mitchell. The Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee is tasked with oversight of the nation’s public transportation systems.
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