The Plymouth Metrolink will see several improvements this year. With the help of two grants, repairs will be made at Station 73 and at the Reserve. The grants, totaling $269,000, are part of a state grant program “designed to replace operating dollars lost during 2012-2013.”
The entire grant program sets aside $4.3 million dollars. Of that, Plymouth is slated to get about $1.8 million between 2012 and 2018.
The grants can be used to buy and repair vehicles and support facilities, purchase computer/communication equipment and transit equipment, or any other project that could improve safety and convenience to services.
This year, Plymouth plans to use the grant money for repairs and new bus shelters. The repairs include, a new coat of paint and other maintenance at Station 73 and at the Reserve.
The money will also replace several bus shelters in Plymouth. There are 11 bus shelters in the city, none of them have ever been replaced. The city hopes to get future grant money to continue replacing the shelters in the future.
The improvements are set to begin this spring.