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Harkin Announces more than $1.4 Million in Transportation Funding for Iowa

August 28, 2012

Harkin Announces more than $1.4 Million in Transportation Funding for Iowa

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) today announced that the U. S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $1,461,800 to the Veteran Transportation and Community Living Project for transportation improvements and access to transportation employment in Iowa.  Harkin is a senior member of the Senate panel that funds transportation initiatives. 

“This funding will help support important modernizations that will provide Iowans with better access to information about the timing and routing of buses, coordinating rideshare and other opportunities,” said Harkin. “I am particularly pleased that veterans, military families, individuals with disabilities and others will be able to connect to jobs and services in their communities as a result of this service.”

The Veteran Transportation and Community Living Project will use the funds create a one-call/one-click resource to allow veterans, persons with disabilities, seniors, and the general public to access information about transportation and other human service resources across the state.  Also included with this project is the purchase of rideshare matching software to connect people who are willing to drive with people who need a ride to a common location.