WAUKEGAN – Thanks to strong support from State Senator Adriane Johnson, a Lincolnshire transit provider was awarded more than $300,000 to offer safe, reliable and accessible transportation options.

“Reliable transportation services are vital to helping our communities thrive,” said Johnson (D-Buffalo Grove). “Lincolnshire will be better equipped to connect our residents to their community by providing transportation for anyone who needs it.”

Through the Consolidated Vehicle Procurement Program, administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation, more than 500 paratransit vehicles valued at $57.1 million have been awarded to 113 transit providers. The vehicles will be delivered to public transportation providers as well as nonprofit organizations serving seniors and individuals with disabilities.

The Riverside Foundation, a community-based not-for-profit organization that assists adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, is set to receive four vehicles, totaling $374,000.

“The Riverside Foundation is essential to empowering our residents with developmental and intellectual delays,” said Johnson. “The new vehicles will ensure all residents can be active participants within the community.”

A full list of awardees can be found here.