Charlottesville Transit Service may be looking at some upgrades thanks to a little help from federal and state grants. CTS received over $5.5 million worth of help to improve their facilities and equipment.
They say most of that money will go to help build a new transit facility on Avon Street Extended. CTS transit manager Bill Watterson says the new facility will provide a place to maintain and store their vehicles, and it will also serve as a central location for CTS operations and management.
"We will be better able to serve the size operation we have today and will also position ourselves to grow the operation over time as the community supports more bus service," explained Watterson.
Watterson says CTS received about a quarter of a million more in funding than they expected. Most of that extra money will be used to add four new buses to their fleet.
CTS has already presented their plan on how to spend the money to city council. They will present that plan for the second time when city council meets next Monday. Watterson says he expects council to approve it.