PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Bus lines throughout Oregon got a boost Monday when the federal government announced $2.6 million in grant money for upgrades.
Five projects — in Salem-Keizer, Yamhill County, Woodburn, Wasco County and Eugene-Florence — will be able to make improvements with the money.
The Salem Area Mass Transit District will get almost half the money, $1.05 million, to make improvements to the Intelligent Transportation System for signal technology and passenger information.
Yamhill County Transit will get almost $1 million to replace several buses.
ODOT will get the other money and distribute it to Woodburn ($300,000) and Mid-Columbia Economic Development District ($150,126). ODOT will use $110,500 to buy a new bus for a route between Eugene and Florence.
These grants were part of $423 million in transit grants announced by Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao.
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