Murray Announces Additional Federal Transportation Dollars for the City of Everett

Mar 05 2002

Over $1 million to replace city's buses, increase safety

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.) today announced a federal grant totaling $1,485,472 for Everett Transit.

The funds, targeted for the City of Everett in the 2002 Transportation Spending bill written by Senator Murray, will be used for the purchase of four replacement buses.

"Nothing is more important than the health and safety of our communities," Senator Murray said. "These grants will not only help ease congestion, but they mean safer, cleaner running buses for the residents of Everett."

Many of the buses in Washington state have been on the road for over ten years. Replacement buses are critical to cracking down on environmental pollutants and ensuring the highest safety standards.

The U.S. Department of Transportation will release this Federal Transit Administration grant on March 8th.