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Feds Award $8,000,000 For START Facility

September 6, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson No Comments
START Bus

$8-million in federal funds have been granted to the town of Jackson for the completion of Phase 1 of the START Bus transit facility planned adjacent Karns Meadow in Jackson.  That money will be used along with the voter-approved special purpose excise tax for a facility to store START’s transit fleet indoors, house a wash bay for the busses and provide offices for START administrators.  The Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (or TIGER) program is a discretionary grant program under the U.S. Department of Transportation that provides a unique opportunity for investment in transportation projects that achieve critical national objectives. The USDOT received 568 applications requesting over $9 billion for TIGER V grants this year, far exceeding the $474 million set aside for the project.

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