Washington receiving $10.4 million in federal grants to improve bus infrastructure

SEATTLE — The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Monday that Washington will receive $10.4 million in federal grants to improve the state's bus infrastructure.

Three projects in Washington will receive the money from the Federal Transit Administration's Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities.

"Public bus systems throughout the country provide millions of Americans access to jobs, healthcare, grocery stores, and other vital services," said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao.

The projects receiving funding are listed below:

  • Olympia and neighboring cities will receive around $5 million to complete a bus yard expansion
  • The city of Longview will receive $1.6 million to buy new biodiesel buses to replace older models
  • WSDOT will receive $3.9 million for replacement and expansion vehicles for transit agencies providing rural Clallam, Grant, Island and Kittitas counties

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