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Posted at 4:15 PM ET, 12/14/2010

D.C. region gets boost for buses

By Associated Press and Staff Reports

The Washington region is getting $58.8 million in stimulus funds to improve bus service and create better connections between buses and other forms of transportation.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood signed an agreement for the the Transportation Investments Generating Economic Recovery grants Tuesday at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.

The grants were announced earlier this year.

More than $26 million will go toward dedicated bus lanes, traffic signal priority, skip stop service and real-time passenger information along priority corridors. About $19.9 million will be spent on bus transit connecting Prince William and Fairfax counties and Alexandria with the District to help relieve pressure on Metrorail.

More than $12.3 million will be used for the construction of a Takoma/Langley transit center in Prince George's County.

By Associated Press and Staff Reports  | December 14, 2010; 4:15 PM ET
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So when will this so-called stimulus actually be spent?

No wonder it didn't work.

Posted by: getjiggly1 | December 14, 2010 4:44 PM | Report abuse

BEST Thing about the OBAMA stimulis kash for klunkers package, was it removed 90% of the OBAMA for President Bumper Stickers.

I hope the rest of the stimulis, can be used as effectively!

Posted by: Robbnitafl | December 14, 2010 7:32 PM | Report abuse

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