ACOG AWARDS $43.7 MILLION TO FUND TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS IN CENTRAL OKLAHOMA
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Association of Central Oklahoma Governments (ACOG), the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Central Oklahoma, approved $43.7 million for transportation projects in the Oklahoma City area and the ACOG Board of Directors endorsed the funding at their February 23 meeting.
Funding from three transportation grants was made available to local communities in the Oklahoma City area.
The Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) funds can be used for pedestrian and bicycle facilities, recreational trails, and other multimodal improvements. Nine projects were approved giving five cities a total of $7.5 million.
Another funding source was the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA). This funding could be used for road resurfacing, safety projects, and providing additional funding to outstanding federal projects. Nineteen projects in 14 municipalities were selected for funding.
The third set of funding was the Surface Transportation Block Grants (STBG) program that the region receives each year. This funding is available for street improvements, resurfacing, bridge construction, intersection upgrades, transit, bicycle pedestrian improvements and safety projects. This year, $27.3 million was available for this highly competitive funding. Eleven projects were funded throughout the region.
“ACOG is excited to fund these 39 projects which will fund a variety of critical projects for 14 local governments in our Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) area,” John Sharp, ACOG Deputy Director said.
LOCAL GOVERNMENTS RECEIVING MULTIPLE FUNDING SOURCES:
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LOCAL GOVERNMENTS RECEIVING ONLY CRRSAA FUNDING:
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ENTITIES RECEIVING ONLY STBG FUNDING:
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