May 19 2003

SHELBY ANNOUNCES $445,513 FOR ALABAMA-TOMBIGBEE REGIONAL COMMISSION PROJECT

U.S. Senator Richard C. Shelby (R-AL), Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, announced today that the Alabama-Tombigbee Regional Commission Buses and Vans Project will receive $445,513 for the purchase of twelve new 15-passenger vans. The vans will expand transit service in and around Wilcox County.

Senator Shelby was instrumental in securing this funding for the project, which will focus primarily on increasing job access opportunities for residents of Wilcox County.

Senator Shelby said, “I’m pleased that the Federal Transit Administration saw fit to grant this important funding. Expanding the Alabama-Tombigbee Regional Commission Buses and Vans Project will encourage economic development by giving residents more access to modes of transportation.”