Gardner Announces More Than $13 Million BUILD Grant for RFTA

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, announced today that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will award the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) a $13,009,000 Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant to renovate and expand RFTA’s satellite maintenance facility into a regional transit hub. According to DOT, the grant be will used to renovate the administration center, relocate an access road, construct a bus building, and build drive lanes and inspection zones.

“I am thrilled to announce RFTA will receive more than $13 million in BUILD grant funding for its Regional Transit Center project, and this is particularly welcome news as the region continues to respond to the Grizzly Creek Fire,” said Senator Gardner. “I was proud to join RFTA recently to break ground on the Glenwood Maintenance Facility Project, and I join the entire region in celebrating this new BUILD grant funding for renovations and expansion. Transportation improvements are always a top concern when I meet with Coloradans across our state, and I will continue to fight for more funding for Colorado to keep our transportation systems safe.”

The BUILD grant is in addition to a $11.475 million DOT Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Buses and Bus Facilities grant that Gardner announced in August.  

Earlier this month, Gardner announced he is working to increase coordination and collaboration among local, state, and federal recovery efforts through theGlenwood Canyon Resiliency Project. Gardner’s project is designed to assist with immediate federal assistance and mitigate potential long-term impacts to the region’s forests, infrastructure, economy, and watersheds following the wildfire.

As part of his efforts to support the Glenwood Canyon region, Gardner urged the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to coordinate with the state of Colorado and local governments to mitigate potential long-term impacts on Colorado’s infrastructure stemming from ongoing wildfires across Colorado.


Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He sits on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy.