Monday, February 28, 2011
Montgomery County’s Department of Transportation has received nearly $15.4 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding designed to help local governments jumpstart their economies. The funded projects -- intended to help improve the County’s economy and transportation infrastructure -- have either been completed or are underway.
The Division of Highway Services (DHS) received about $6.7 million to improve seven roadways that, due to their deteriorated condition, were designated as high priority projects under DHS’ inventory of Countywide roadway conditions.
The Division of Transit Services (DTS) received $6.55 million to replace existing buses with 12 energy efficient, diesel-electric hybrids and one clean diesel bus. DTS also received $350,000 to purchase new bid/dispatch software that will increase efficiency in managing work assignments and daily dispatching.
The Division of Traffic Engineering received nearly $1.75 million for four projects to improve traffic flow and traffic and pedestrian safety.
More information about the projects is available on the County’s website. Information about other ARRA funds awarded to the County is also available on the County’s website.