October 07, 2020

Congressman Neguse Announces $180,000 Grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation for RTD

Washington D.C.— Congressman Joe Neguse announced that RTD will receive a $180,000 Helping Obtain Prosperity for Everyone (HOPE) grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The HOPE program was established in the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2020, to provide funds to support planning, engineering and technical studies to improve transit services in areas experiencing long-term economic distress. 

In May, Congressman Neguse led a bipartisan Colorado delegation letter to urge the Department of Transportation to allow for increased flexibility in, or an extension of, project deadlines for the completion of federally funded transportation projects. 

“When our nation’s infrastructure continues to be in desperate need of repair, we are thankful for the steps taken to make sure state and local governments can continue to rely on the federal cost-share for their obligated projects," said Congressman Neguse.