Metro unveils new transit vehicles
5 p.m. Update: Congressman Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) was also among the local officials who attended the unveiling.
Original post: Metro is unveiling new buses and MetroAccess vehicles Monday afternoon as part of an event showcasing how the transit agency is using federal stimulus dollars.
According to a statement, Metro is receiving $202 million from the federal government, with $52 million being used to buy 48 new hybrid buses and 80 new vehicles for its transit service for the disabled, along with the construction of a new bus garage.
The event is being held at Metro's Carmen Turner Facility, near the New Carrollton Metro Station. Along with Metro's senior management, others who are expected to attend include Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood; Congresswomen Donna Edwards (D-Md.) and Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.); Peter Rogoff, administrator of the Federal Transit Administration; Beverley Swaim-Staley, secretary of the Maryland Department of Transportation; Gabe Klein, director of the District Department of Transportation; and Sean Connaughton, Virginia's secretary of transportation.
The Post's Ann Scott Tyson is at the scene and will have more details later today.
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