CHICAGO – Good Shepherd Manor in Momence has received funding to offer safe, reliable and accessible transportation options, thanks to strong support from State Senator Elgie R. Sims, Jr.

“When we invest in our transportation services, we are investing in our communities and the people who live there,” said Sims (D-Chicago). “Good Shepherd Manor will now be even better equipped to help its residents.”

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.

Good Shepherd Manor is set to receive two vehicles to help them serve the needs of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities through the Consolidated Vehicle Procurement Program. 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.