Monday, September 28, 2009

Fed Transit Money for Erie

From the inbox:

U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood and FTA Administrator Rogoff Announce $1.9 Million in Federal Recovery Act Funds for

Transit Improvements in Erie, PA

The Obama Administration today announced $1.9 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) funds for transit improvements in Erie, PA.

“Through the Recovery Act, we are creating jobs today in Erie and across America while building a better, more sustainable economy moving forward,” said Secretary LaHood. “Rebuilding the nation’s transportation infrastructure is a key part of a prescription for economic strength.”

The Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority will use the funds to replace five buses.

Since President Obama signed ARRA into law on Feb. 17, 2009, grants totaling more than $7.2 billion have been made available for transit improvements throughout the nation.

“These funds are creating jobs now while improving the quality and availability of transit service in the future,” said Administrator Peter Rogoff of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). “The public’s demand for transit options continues to grow, and these dollars will help meet that need.”

The U.S. Department of Transportation is making $48.1 billion available for highway, road, transit, bridge and airport construction and repairs nationwide. Of that, $26.5 billion already has been obligated to fund more than 8,500 approved projects in 55 U.S. States and Territories.

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