FL: Feds’ $50M transit stimulus seeks to ‘repair infrastructure,’ ‘create jobs’

By Yaël Ossowski | Florida Watchdog

TAMPA — Creating jobs in the bus sector has taken a new front seat in the priorities of the federal government.

Municipalities and counties nationwide are set to a receive $787 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation to build, modernize and replace buses and bus facilities — hoping, at the same time, to create jobs and stimulate investment.

“President Obama’s support for an America built to last is putting people back to work across the country repairing and upgrading our nation’s public transit systems,” U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said in a statement on July 23.

“By investing in the transit infrastructure people depend on to get where we need to go each day, we will keep our economy moving forward well into the future,” said LaHood

Read more: Florida Watchdog

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