The Lawrence City Commission unanimously voted to allow the Lawrence Transit System to submit a grant application for funding to the U.S. Department of Transportation on Tuesday.
The application was approved in the hopes that the grant will fund the new $30 million transit hub that is proposed to be constructed in lot 90. The new transit hub would be home to a four level parking garage and would serve as the core station for all bus traffic on campus.
The project has an estimated cost of $30 million. If the grant is awarded, it will provide $15 million, with KU providing $11 million, and the remaining $4 million provided by the city.
The U.S. Department of Transportation announces its grant recipients later this fall.