Utah to Receive $49M for Transit Projects

Wed July 01, 2009 - West Edition

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) More than $49 million in federal stimulus funds will go to improve transportation in Utah.

The money is for construction of a new light rail vehicle maintenance facility and the purchase of 17 new buses in the Salt Lake City area. Some of the money also will be used for the construction of transit operations facility and a new bus in St. George.

Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff said the projects should put people to work quickly and improve transportation options in the state.

Currently, more than 1,900 transportation projects using $6.4 billion stimulus funds are under way across the country.