Tacoma wants $12 million for the Puyallup River Bridge, $3 million for Murray Morgan Bridge cables and $5 million for the Old Town Dock.
Fife wants $25 million for the 70th Avenue-Valley corridor project.
Orting wants $6 million for a connector at Highway 162 and Whitehawk Boulevard.
King County Metro wants $35 million to buy 40 bybrid buses.
The list goes on.
The Puget Sound Regional Council has assembled a draft list of economic stimulus projects for the four-county region of Pierce, King, Snohomish and Kitsap counties. The council’s transportation committee will meet Jan. 8 to go over the list.
I’m sure if anyone else wants to build something with federal money, there’s still a chance to get your bid in.
One question: How many jobs are created by Metro’s purchase of 40 buses? I mean, jobs in America, not Canada?
Last month a special meeting of RPEC was scheduled for members to review projects submitted for potential economic recovery funds in order to make a recommendation to the Transportation Policy Board at its January 8th meeting.
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