Jul 12 2001

SEN. SHELBY ANNOUNCES TRANSPORTATION FUNDING FOR MONTGOMERY

Subcommittee Passes Transportation Appropriations Bill

U. S. Sen. Richard C. Shelby (R-Ala.), ranking member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, announced the subcommittee's approval of funding for several Montgomery projects.

Sen. Shelby said, "I am pleased that the bill provides significant funding for several Montgomery projects. These funds reflect the Subcommittee's commitment to safe and efficient transportation and infrastructure."

Interstate 85 Corridor
Sen. Shelby said, "Our bill provides crucial funding for the Interstate 85 corridor. $5 million in funding will be provided this fiscal year this project to connect Montgomery and Prattville with Meridian, Mississippi. The creation of Interstate 85 is an important priority for me. Interstate 85 will bring significant economic development and opportunities to a region of the state that has not yet reached its potential."

Clayton Municipal Airport
Sen. Shelby said, "Our bill ensures that funding will be available for improvements to the Clayton Municipal Airport. "

Troy Municipal Airport
Sen. Shelby said, "Improvements for the Troy Municipal Airport are an important priority in this year's appropriations process."

Abbeville Municipal Airport
Sen. Shelby said, "Our bill provides funding for runway improvements to Abbeville Municipal Airport."

Daniel Pratt Historic District Development
Sen. Shelby said, "Our legislation provides $500,000 for the development of this historic district in Prattville."

Alabama - Tombigbee Regional Commission Buses and Vans
Sen. Shelby said, "Our bill provides $500,000 for buses and vans throughout Wilcox county."