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Thursday, July 09, 2009

$10.47 Million in Stimulus Funding Released for NM Transit Grants

U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation is releasing a total of $10.47 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) for New Mexico transit projects.

“People throughout New Mexico depend on public transportation to get to and from work. I am pleased that the stimulus funds released today will help provide New Mexico residents with a safe and reliable means of transportation,” Bingaman said in a press release.

“As gas prices increase, the demand for modern, efficient and low-cost public transportation continues to grow,” said Udall. “Improving our transportation facilities around New Mexico will help ensure that our state can develop an up-to-date public transportation system to provide New Mexicans with the travel options they need.”

Funds will be distributed as follows:

  • $790,312 for the City of Farmington to purchase four 32-foot-replacement trolley-type buses to replace vehicles that have exceeded their useful life
  • $340,000 for the City of Roswell to purchase two buses and two vans
  • $96,250 for the Pueblo of Laguna to purchase an 8 passenger van with lift; bus shelter/garage for vehicles; and metal file cabinet for internal office files
  • $112,096 for the Village of Milan to purchase a 14 passenger van with lift; 19 bus shelters with installation; and 19 bus stop signage with installation
  • $173,900 for the Village of Angel Fire to purchase three 12 passenger buses with 4-wheel drive and signage
  • $383,000 for the City of Clovis to purchase two Entervans; Bus shed; storage units; Concrete Flooring; Security Cameras for Facility; and On-Board Surveillance and GPS equipment
  • $130,323 for the Ben Archer Health Center in Las Cruces to purchase three ADA vans
  • $404,579 for the City of Carlsbad to purchase five vans; 30 bus stop signs; 30 posts; freight; paved parking area; and covered parking shelter
  • $286,200 for the Southwest Regional Transit District to purchase two 15 passenger buses with lifts; bus benches and shelters; and bus stop signs
  • $200,000 for the City of Hobbs to purchase two 12 passenger vans with lifts; construction/installation of bus shelters; and bus stop signs
  • $133,923 for the Ruidoso Downs to purchase three 14 passenger with lifts and radios and base stations/mobile radios
  • $750,000 for Los Alamos County to purchase a 31 passenger bus; one low floor 40 ft hybrid bus; and eight passenger shelters
  • $767,500 for the Navajo Nation to purchase two 45 passenger buses; 15 bus shelters; dispatch console; five radios/GPS communication; and five surveillance systems
  • $260,486 for Na'Nizhoozhi Center, Inc. in Gallup to purchase four Startrans buses; 13 bus shelters; includes labor and materials; and signage
  • $160,044 for the Zuni Entrepreneurial Enterprises, Inc. to purchase a minivan with lift; van/bus with 4 wheel drive and lift; 15 bus shelters with installation; 15 bus stop signage with installation; desktop computer; printer and three desks, three chairs, two cabinets
  • $344,626 for Zia Therapy in Alamogordo to purchase two 25 pass buses w/lift; bus stop benches w/shade top; 45 rotating transit tubes for bus stops signs; two way radios/antennas/all cabling; and three flammable storage units
  • $76,400 for the City of Portales for 1-ST5 14 pass Candidate II High Top; and 1-PV5 6 walk-on Braun Para transit van
  • $81,600 for the City of Las Vegas to purchase two Braun Para transit van PV5 with lift; a two way radio; and security cameras and monitoring system for transportation facility (interior/exterior ) as per safety and security recommendations - system consists of security cameras, DVR, monitors
  • $2.5 million for the Mid-Region Council of Governments for the Santo Domingo transit facility
  • $400,000 for Sandoval County to purchase eight bus shelters and information board
  • $636,000 for the Rio Metro Transit District to purchase two 30 ft bus and two 40 ft bus with lift, four bus shelters includes material, labor and maintenance
  • $130,323 for the South Central Council of Governments to purchase three ADA vans
  • $34,400 for the City of Socorro to purchase one Entervan uplander, six walk on vans and Bus Benches
  • $150,000 for the Town of Red River to purchase two small buses equipped with 4x4 and steel body each with lift
  • $507,500 for the Town of Taos to purchase four 20 passenger buses; a 10 passenger bus; six bus shelters and benches; two way radios
  • $72,200 for Torrance County to purchase one 15 passenger van w/lift; security fencing; alert/alarm system and telecommunication equipment
  • $44,337 for Golden Spread in Union County to purchase one 13 passenger van with lift; a PV3 12 passenger van no lift; sign for building
  • $128,245 for the Town of Belen to purchase three shuttle buses, 15 passenger with lift and fare box; 10 shelters; 25 benches; and a computer and printer
  • $110,000 for the Town of Los Lunas to purchase a 25 passenger bus with lifts; and a 15 passenger van with lift
  • $2,789 for the New Mexico Department of Transportation’s Park and Ride

July 9, 2009 at 08:26 PM in Economy, Populism, Energy, NM Congressional Delegation, NM Office of Recovery and Reinvestment, Obama Administration, Sen. Jeff Bingaman, Sen. Tom Udall, Transportation | Permalink