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.