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Senator Baldwin Secures Nearly $38 Million for Madison to Improve Public Transportation, Transition to Clean Electric Buses

Investment from the Baldwin-Supported Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will help accommodate growth and demand in Madison

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin announced that the City of Madison will receive nearly $38 million to improve public transportation, accommodate growth, and further the City’s commitment to clean energy. The City will receive funding through the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Competitive Program, which received increased funding this fiscal year under the Baldwin-supported Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Senator Baldwin also sent a letter of support to the U.S. Department of Transportation for the project.

“I voted for the bipartisan infrastructure law because it will create jobs and put Wisconsin to work rebuilding our infrastructure and making public transportation safer, more efficient, and better equipped for the future," said Senator Baldwin. “I am proud to help deliver this investment because it will help the City provide reliable public transit to the growing population, lower costs, and tackle climate change. When the community has convenient, safe public transportation, more people can join the workforce, attend school, receive essential services, and participate in our economy.”

"I want to thank Senator Baldwin for her support of this proposal, and President Biden and Secretary Buttigieg for awarding Madison this grant. These funds will help us improve our transit system, reduce carbon emissions, and support good, green jobs," said Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway. "This is a great example of our economic, equity and climate goals working together through investments in public transportation. I'm grateful for the strong partners we have at the federal level who understand how important it is to invest in local communities.”

The funding will enable the City of Madison to conduct necessary renovations on its bus maintenance facilities, replace roofs and install solar panels on multiple Metro Facilities, and purchase clean, electric buses.