Smaller Wyoming communities considering public transportation programs can get help from the Business Council starting in July.
While federal funds exist to support transportation programs, many towns and cities need help financing the pre-planning. Energy efficiency program manager Sherry Hughes says that there’s where these grants come in.
Communities can use the funds to determine what kinds of transportation might best help their residents. “Any public transportation that would benefit, say, people getting to their jobs, or maybe even seniors getting to their health care,” she explained.
Grant applications will be accepted through the middle of November, and will be reviewed by representatives from the State Energy Office.