City of DeKalb Receives $3.6 Million Transport Grant

Apr 24, 2020

The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded a $3.6 million grant to the City of DeKalb for public transit.

The money is part of CARES Act funding and will go toward ensuring the smooth operation of the city’s public transit services.  DeKalb Transit Manager Marcus Cox said the extra money is important, particularly in a time of reduced municipal revenue. 

“We are operating a $9 million a year operation that if other funds are impacted, than this will help, but it’s not the end-all, be-all answer.” 

The city’s transportation services include the Huskie and TransVAC Buses operated in conjunction with Northern Illinois University and the Voluntary Action Center, respectively.