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SeMo To Get Federal Funds For Transportation Needs

August 14, 2003 - Posted at 7:58 a.m. CDT

Cape Girardeau, MO -- Eighth District Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson and U.S. Senator Kit Bond have jointly announced that the Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration has approved more than $400,000 in federal funds for transporation needs in southeast Missouri.

"These dollars will make life much easier for many seniors, disabled and low-income residents in southeast Missouri," said Bond, a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee.  "For many of these folks this transportation is the only way to get to the doctor, a job or grocery store."

"The vehicles purchased through this federal program will benefit Missourians who rely on public transportation," Emerson said.

Southeast Missouri Transporation Service, Inc. (SMTS) will receive $411,884 in federal funds for buses and bus facilities.  Bond and Emerson secured the funding in the fiscal year 2003 Omnibus Appropriations bill.  The funds are in addition to $1.2 million Bond and Emerson secured for SMTS in the previous fiscal year for the acquisition of a new regional administration office and maintenance facility.

 

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