18 Feb '13, 7pm

Feds give $12.5M taxpayer dollars to parks & wildlife refuges. CA gets $2.1M for new buses, a website & a bike path.

Feds give $12.5M taxpayer dollars to parks & wildlife refuges. CA gets $2.1M for new buses, a website & a bike path.

2/18/2013 Contact: Amy Bernstein 202-590-6615 WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced $12.5 million in grants for 29 projects in 20 states to improve access to America’s national parks, forests, and wildlife refuges. The selected projects will help reduce traffic congestion and make it easier for millions of visitors to enjoy the nation’s scenic Federal lands. The funds are provided through the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Paul S. Sarbanes Transit in Parks program, which awarded $40.8 million for similar projects in January 2012. A map and a complete list of projects can be found here . “In his State of the Union address last week, President Obama called on us to upgrade our nation’s transportation infrastructure to help grow our economy and improve energy efficiency,” said Secretary LaHood. “Improving access to modern transit servic...

Full article: http://www.fta.dot.gov/newsroom/12286_15078.html

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