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City Receives $8.7 Million in Transportation Funding

Funding for Seattle’s transportation improvements received an $8.7 million boost yesterday thanks to the approval of the Washington State 2011-13 transportation budget. The budget includes almost $3.5 million in bicycle, pedestrian and Safe Routes to Schools grants, and provides $5.25 million in transit (Regional Mobility) grants to Seattle.

Thanks to SDOT’s grant requests, the city received:
• $1.5 million in Safe Routes to School improvements for Olympic Hills, Dearborn and Roxhill Elementary schools;
• $1.25 million for King Street Station’s ongoing restoration work; and
• $4 million for the NW Market/45th Street Transit Priority Corridor Improvements.

On the heels of receiving a significant number of grants in 2010, SDOT is off to another great year of securing external funds. So our thanks to the State of Washington for supporting these important enhancements to Seattle’s transportation infrastructure.