The city of San Marcos announced June 24 that it will be receiving $257,257 in public transit funding through the State Small Urban formula funds from the Texas Department of Transportation.

The six-figure award to the city is an addition to the $6.4 million grant it had previously received from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act grant in April for public transit expenses, according to a press release from the city.

“This additional grant funding will prove invaluable to our transit planning process,” San Marcos City Manager Bert Lumbreras said. “We appreciate TxDOT including San Marcos in the 26 cities receiving funding as this will help us expand transit projects for our community in upcoming years.”

The city plans to hold the funds in reserve and use the grant to support transit and capital improvement projects.