Community Transit of Watertown-Sisseton receives grant funding for ethanol-fueled buses

June 29, 2023

PIERRE, S.D.–The South Dakota Department of Transportation has received three grants totaling $2.6 million to support local transit agencies’ buses and bus facilities. The communities impacted by these grants include Aberdeen and Brookings.

The Aberdeen Ride Line and Community Transit of Watertown/Sisseton Inc., will receive grant funding of just over one million dollars for nine new alternative, ethanol-fueled buses to reduce tailpipe emissions in the city of Aberdeen and 15 counties.

The Brookings Area Transit Authority, will receive grant funding in the amount of $320,000 for a new bus storage facility to help improve safety and transit services.