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New grant means more bus money for Wichita Falls

WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) -

To ride the bus in Wichita Falls, you may experience long waits and a lack of service. 
The city is hoping a new grant, close to 1.4 million, will help alleviate the problem.

Wichita Falls will receive four news buses by the middle of 2018 along with expanding the current routes and adding an addition one near Sheppard Air Force Base.The Falls was one of only three cities to receive the grant, while 284 applications were submitted.

One local is excited about the headway time possibly being reduced and hopes more handicapped chairs will be available.
The city will be applying for transportation development credits to cover the local match.

This will lead to the grant being one hundred percent funded.
City officials believe this is a positive for the community because it shows they care about public transportation and there is positive activity in the area.

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