Sep 14 2005

SHELBY ANNOUNCES OVER $994,000 FOR JSU BUS TECHNOLOGY CENTER

WASHINGTON, D. C. — U.S. Senator Richard C. Shelby (R-Ala) announced today that the U.S. Department of Transportation will soon be releasing $994,100 to the Jacksonville State University (JSU) Bus Technology Center (BTC).

This project will directly benefit the students of JSU and the United States Transit Bus Industry. First, the BTC will provide educational experiences relating to the bus transportation industry for both undergraduate and graduate students who are currently working with or desiring careers in the industry. Second, the facility will provide resources to support long-term research or testing for improvement of transit bus technology within the United States. JSU has worked closely with North American Bus Industries, a local bus manufacturing company, to plan for a facility that will be effective in helping meet the needs of the bus industry.

Senator Shelby said, “I am pleased that over $994,000 will be coming to the Jacksonville State University Bus Technology Center. These funds will help continue JSU’s partnership with local industry in an effort to conduct research and testing that will benefit the students of JSU as well as the United States Transit Bus Industry for years to come.”

Senator Shelby was instrumental in securing these funds in the federal appropriations process.

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