Department of Transportation awards $2.2 million to Southern California transit agencies

The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority and Omnitrans will receive a combined $2.2 million to improve communications services.

The Los Angeles County agency is set to receive $2 million to improve its 511 line, which travelers use to obtain traffic and travel conditions information.

Omnitrans, which operates bus lines in the San Bernardino and inland valleys, received about $227,000 to improve its 211 line, which callers use for social service referrals and to obtain other information.