ODOT Awards $9.5 Million To GCRTA For Transit Projects

Feb 16, 2024

Cleveland OH – On Tuesday, February 13, 2024, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) awarded $9.5 million in grant funds to the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA) for transit projects as part of the $106 million in funding being awarded by ODOT to 383 transit projects throughout Ohio.

Nine million was awarded from the State Fiscal Year 2025 Ohio Transit Partnership Program (OTP2) for use towards the purchase of two new Railcars, and LED signage at GCRTA HealthLine Stations.

"This is the fifth year that ODOT has awarded funding to the Railcar Replacement Program and brings the total ODOT funding to $42.1 million,” said GCRTA Deputy General Manager Engineering & Project Management, Michael J. Schipper. “With this award GCRTA has now raised $363.5 million of the $393 million total program budget."

GCRTA was also awarded another $400,000 from the Ohio Workforce Mobility Partnership Program for use towards bus shelter and bus stop improvements at up to 44 locations throughout Cuyahoga County.  

"Funding opportunities such as these underscore the importance of public transportation to our region and subsequent investment in our communities. We are extremely pleased with the outcome of this round of funding and appreciate ODOT’s continued support of our Railcar Replacement Program, and assistance in improving our bus signage, shelters and stops throughout the Greater Cleveland area," said GCRTA General Manager, Chief Executive Officer India L. Birdsong Terry.

The grant programs are funded through state general revenue funds and United States Department of Transportation funding awarded to ODOT.