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Tue October 18, 2011
Details of the $46.7 million in federal transit money coming to Michigan
In case you missed it, here's how the $46.7 million from Federal Transit Administration’s Alternatives Analysis, Bus Livability, and State of Good Repair grant program is broken up in Michigan:
- $2 million to the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments - to study transit options in a 5.9-mile section of the Woodward Avenue corridor between Eight Mile and Fifteen Mile Roads.
- $6.9 million to the Blue Water Area Transportation Commission - to replace the existing Quay Street Transfer Center with one that is more centrally located in downtown Port Huron. The project will consolidate the transfer center over a smaller area.
- $4 million to the Capital Area Transit Authority - to repair and replace aging buses in its fleet.
- $2 million to the Macatawa Area Express Transportation Authority - to replace its aging bus facility with a new energy efficient facility.
- $6 million to the Thunder Bay Transportation Authority - for phases one and two of a new administration and maintenance facility. A new circulation and ventilation system is planned for this facility to reduce the harmful emissions from the diesel bus fleet.
- $746,770 to the Michigan Department of Transportation - for public transportation bus equipment projects across the state in rural and small urban areas.
- $8.2 million - to the Mass Transportation Authority in Flint - to purchase hybrid buses to replace city buses. $3 million of the $8.2 million will go toward replacing commuter buses with CNG coaches.
- $3.8 million - to the Ann Arbor Transportation Authority - to purchase clean diesel buses with hybrid-electric components to increase bus service along the Washtenaw Avenue Corridor. $1.2 million of the $3.8 million will go toward studying transit alternatives in the 8.5-mile crescent-shaped corridor extending from northeast Ann Arbor through the University of Michigan (UM) North and Central Campus, through the UM South Campus to Briarwood Mall near I-94.
- $607,200 - to the City of Grand Haven/Harbor Transit - to purchase additional vehicles to allow the expansion of service into a nearby township not currently served by transit.
- $5 million - to the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation - to replace buses in its fleet with hybrid biodiesel/electric buses.
- $6.8 million - to the City of Detroit Department of Transportation - $6 million to replace buses, $518,291 to rehabilitate a number of buildings at its Coolidge Terminal, and $320,000 to develop an asset management system that will more effectively track the condition of its fleet, facilities and equipment.
- $600,000 - to the Interurban Transit Partnership - to study the 12-mile Allendale corridor along Lake Michigan Drive/M-45 connecting the Grand Valley State University Allendale campus, the Standale/downtown Walker area, the GVSU Pew Campus, and downtown Grand Rapids.
Of the eight Great Lakes states, New York received a bigger share of the $928.5 million awarded in total by the federal government's transportation grant program.
Here are the totals for the states in our region:
- New York - $164.1 million
- Pennsylvania - $67.2 million
- Illinois - $53.1 million
- Michigan - $46.7 million
- Wisconsin - $20.0 million
- Ohio - $12.3 million
- Minnesota - $10.6 million
- Indiana - $6.5 million