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Murray Announces Transportation Dollars to Help Washington State Residents Get to Work

Mar 05 2002

Over $2 million will support transportation access for the disabled, elderly, low-income

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.) today announced a federal grant of $2,140,844 for the Washington State Department of Transportation to provide transportation services to underserved communities.

The funds, targeted for Washington state in the 2002 Transportation Spending bill that Senator Murray authored, will support transportation services to help the low-income, elderly and disabled in rural and underserved areas get to work and to other daily activities.

"I am proud to announce these grants, which represent a critical partnership between the federal government and our local communities," Senator Murray said. "Too many Washington residents face special challenges in obtaining reliable transportation to get to work, the grocery store and other daily activities. Accessible transportation infrastructure is essential in helping our most vulnerable community members to provide for themselves."

The U.S. Department of Transportation will be releasing the Federal Transit Administration Job Access and Reverse Commute grant to the Washington State Department of Transportation on March 8th.