U.S. Congressman John Barrow (GA-12) announced that Pineland Behavioral Health/Developmental Disabilities (Pineland BDD) will receive four new buses with accessibility lifts as part of a $137,600 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Bus Livability Initiative. The new buses will provide transportation for non-medical emergency clients in Appling, Bulloch, Candler, Evans, Jeff Davis, Tattnall, Toombs Counties in the 12th District and Wayne County, all of which are covered by Pineland BDD.
"Transportation for folks in Georgia who can't drive themselves is important," said Congressman Barrow. "The Pineland BDD provides an invaluable service to ensure folks remain active and engaged in the community. I congratulate them on this award, and I look forward to seeing the benefits these new buses will bring the folks in the community."
The Bus Livability Initiative makes funds available to public transportation providers to finance capital projects to replace, rehabilitate, and purchase buses and related equipment and to construct bus-related facilities, including programs of bus and bus-related projects for assistance to sub-recipients that are public agencies, private companies engaged in public transportation, or private non-profit organizations.