The Wisconsin Office of the Governor has just announced that Governor Jim Doyle has approved $3.8 million in transportation awards to provide transport services to the elderly and disabled throughout the state.
More specifically, Governor Doyle approved 26 awards totaling $3,790,385 in state and federal funds that will help purchase specialized transit service vehicles to assist elderly and disabled individuals throughout the state over the next two years.
The funds are being distributed through the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Elderly and Disabled Transportation Capital Assistance program. The grants assist nonprofit organizations and local governments by covering up to 80 percent of the costs of specialized vans and buses used to meet the daily transportation needs of elderly and disabled state residents.
“This federal, state and local partnership provides essential transportation services that greatly enhance the quality of life for our elderly and disabled citizens,” Governor Doyle said. “This is another example of our ongoing efforts to support public safety and economic growth through strategic investments in our comprehensive transportation system.”
To learn more about the investment Wisconsin is making to aid their elderly residents by providing transportation systems, you can read the Governor’s official announcement here.