Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Fed Money for PA Transit

From the inbox:

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Announces

$2.8 Million in Federal Recovery Act Funds to Pay for Transit Improvements in Pennsylvania

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced $2.8 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) funds for transit improvements in Pennsylvania.

“The Recovery Act was put in place quickly to rescue the economy from the worst recession since the Great Depression and rebuild it for a stronger future,” said Secretary LaHood. “Rebuilding the nation’s infrastructure is a key part of that prescription for strength. It creates jobs today and builds a better, more sustainable economy moving forward.”

Grants are being awarded as follows:

· Red Rose Transit Authority: $2.45 million towards facility renovation and expansion project.

· City of Washington: $371, 099 towards the City Intermodal Transit Center/Park & Ride.

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 investing in the future of our transit systems,” said Administrator Peter Rogoff of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). “The public’s demand for transit service 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 and bridge, rail, transit, small shipyards and airport construction and repairs nationwide. Of that, $32.5 billion already has been awarded and will support 11,805 projects in 55 U.S. states and territories.

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