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SPRINGFIELD – Thanks to strong support from State Senator Javier Cervantes, the United Cerebral Palsy Seguin of Greater Chicago was awarded $144,000 for safe, reliable and accessible transportation options.

“We are investing in community infrastructure that will connect residents of our community to needed resources,” said Cervantes (D-Chicago). “The greater Chicago area can present barriers to transportation for residents with disabilities, and modern investments in accessible transportation can expand their ability to access services and travel throughout their communities.”

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.

UCP Seguin of Greater Chicago is set to receive two vehicles, totaling $144,000. The program helps smaller transit agencies navigate the red tape of the public bidding process while ensuring their vehicles meet federal requirements and specifications.

A full list of awardees can be found here.