Status: Application Period for Transit Stop Improvement projects opens on May 9, 2017 and closes on June 1, 2017.
Sac Metro Air District has a new grant program category within its Targeted Green Infrastructure Fund (TGIF) for transit stop improvements. The purpose of the TGIF is to reduce air pollution emissions and gain health and climate benefits from reducing vehicle travel by making small, strategic investments that facilitate walking, bicycling and transit use as a means of everyday transportation. Public transit agencies or organizations in the six-county SACOG region that have or maintain transit stops or stations are eligible to apply for Sac Metro Air District's TGIF grant.
For many people, using public transit means facing uncomfortable conditions. Many transit stops in the region consist of a sign with no place to sit while waiting. Many are located in the open without protective shade, making them uncomfortable in the rain or hot sun. And many lack pavement, making them difficult for persons in wheelchairs. Transit shelter/stop transformations have significant potential for increasing transit ridership, but transit systems frequently don't have funding to allow for provision of adequate facilities at all transit stops.