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Reid announces $5.1 million in recovery funds for Nevada transportation



harryreid1-150x150-7626009-2892303WASHINGTON, D.C.—Sen. Harry Reid today announced that Nevada will receive $5.1 million in grants from the Department of Transportation. The South Tahoe Area Transit Authority will receive $2.1 million for three new buses and support equipment from the funding, which comes from the Recovery Act. Additionally Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County will receive $3 million for hybrid electric buses.

“This is just the latest example of how Nevada is benefiting from the Recovery Act, which has not only created and saved jobs but is also reinvesting in our state and our nation’s infrastructure,” said Reid. “I thank Secretary LaHood for this grant that will allow the Nevada Department of Transportation to provide better transit services and to protect the Lake Tahoe region for years to come.”

“Thanks to the courageous leadership of Senator Reid, the Recovery Act is putting people back to work today and putting America on a course towards a strong, globally competitive economy in the future,” said Secretary LaHood. “Everywhere I travel, I hear from contractors and businesses who have been able to keep workers on the job and hire new people because of these critical investments in our nation’s infrastructure.”

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