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SANDAG Issues $7 Million in Transportation Grants

The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) recently awarded approximately $7 million in Specialized Transportation Grants through a program that includes funds from the FTA Section 5310 program and the Senior Mini-Grant Program authorized under the TransNet Extension ­Ordinance funded by local taxes.

Grant recipients included the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System and several local nonprofits. For example, the program provided 13 new buses and six minivans, all wheelchair accessible, to Home of Guiding Hands, which provides specialized transportation services to individuals with developmental disabilities and significant physical and/or medical challenges.

“The 19 vehicles awarded to Home of Guiding Hands are just the first of the 43 wheelchair accessible vehicles to hit San Diego streets. They will provide much needed transportation to our seniors and disabled population in the region,” said Del Mar Councilmember and SANDAG Chair-Elect Terry Sinnott.
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