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GPMTD Receives Federal Grant from IDOT

The Greater Peoria Mass Transit District (GPMTD) recently received a $60,000 federal grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) to complete a microtransit study. The purpose of this study is to determine how on-demand microtransit solutions could be used to improve first mile, last mile mobility and fixed route transit ridership within the urbanized area.

The study will develop a vision for the implementation of a microtransit pilot in the Greater Peoria region by researching best practices and lessons learned from other urbanized areas developing the service. The study will also explore the potential for using different modes of transportation varying from scooter/bike share, shuttles or vans and CAV shuttles or vans.

GPMTD is partnering with Hanson Professional Service Inc. for this study, and it is expected to begin within the next few months.

The total cost of this microtransit study is $75,000, with $60,000 funded by the federal grant, and the remaining $15,000 funded locally.

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