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Grant will construct a new bus transfer center and new maintenance and operations facility

New center will include 16 bus berths, real-time passenger information, seating and weather protection, and more for passengers

Funding comes from RAISE grants, thanks to the infrastructure law

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and John Fetterman (D-PA) announced $25 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for a new bus transfer center and new maintenance and operations facility in Harrisburg for rabbittransit. The funding comes from a Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability & Equity (RAISE) Grant, funded by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).

“Because of the infrastructure law, we are improving and modernizing public transportation across Pennsylvania,” said Senator Casey. “I fought for this funding to better connect Capital region residents with resources and opportunities in their community and beyond. I’ll keep working to deliver funding to make the region more livable for all who call it home.”

“Any day that we can announce more federal dollars heading to Pennsylvania is a good day,” said Senator Fetterman. “Countless Pennsylvanians rely on public transit to get to work and school– investing in it is critical. This funding will support the construction of a new bus facility to replace the current 120-year-old, outdated facility. I’m proud to have fought for this funding alongside Senator Casey that will ensure that SRTA can continue to provide good, reliable service to Capital region residents.”

“This funding is a significant step forward in enhancing our transit infrastructure and improving mobility for residents throughout the Capitol region,” said Richard Farr, executive director of rabbittransit. “Rabbittransit extends its deepest gratitude to Senator Casey and Senator Fetterman for their unwavering support and commitment to our community. Their advocacy and dedication have been instrumental in securing this grant to replace the 120-year-old facility, which will enable us to provide more efficient, reliable, and sustainable transit services. This new facility will not only streamline our operations and maintenance, but will also serve as a vital hub for transit connections, benefiting countless commuters and residents. By improving our transit capabilities, we are fostering greater accessibility and convenience, which are essential for the growth and prosperity of our region.

This project will construct a new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)-compliant maintenance and operations transit facility for the Susquehanna Regional Transportation Authority, better known as rabbittransit. The project will also construct a new transfer center that includes approximately 16 bus berths; ticket and pass sale booths; real-time passenger information; and canopies, seating, and weather protection for passengers.

With this new funding, Senator Casey has now secured more than $40 million for rabbittransit through the Infrastructure Investments and Jobs Act. To see more federal investments Senator Casey has delivered to the Capital region and the Commonwealth, click here.