(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) applauded the announcement by the Federal Transit Administration that two projects in Washington state have been selected to receive funding under the Bus and Bus Livability grant program announced in December of last year. Seattle Intermodal Hub and Chuckanut Park and Ride in Burlington were among 47 projects selected nationwide from the 281 applicants. As chair of the Senate Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, Senator Murray has fought for federal transportation investments that support smart growth and community development throughout Washington state.
“These investments in Washington state communities will create jobs immediately and they will help lay down a strong foundation for long-term economic growth,” said Senator Patty Murray. “Local businesses and commuters in Seattle and the Burlington area are going to benefit from the increase in transportation options and reduction in congestion that these investments are going to bring to the region.”
Seattle Intermodal Hub Sponsor: City of Seattle Amount: $2,400,000
The City of Seattle will restore the historic King Street Station and improve the Westlake Hub, creating two intermodal transportation hubs in downtown Seattle that connect rail, bus, streetcar, and pedestrian networks in Seattle’s Center City. Improvements to these two hubs are critical to implementation of Seattle’s Center City Access Strategy to revitalize 10 downtown neighborhoods, fight regional sprawl and build a sustainable economy and community.
Chuckanut Park and Ride Sponsor: Skagit Transit Amount: $2,800,000
The Chuckanut Park and Ride project will be a high capacity parking and transit transfer facility located just off the I-5 Chuckanut/ SR 11 exit in Burlington, Washington. It will accommodate more than 300 parking spaces and include a bus pad for transit access; passenger shelters; bicycle racks and safety features such as improved lighting, fencing, and security cameras. The goal is to supply necessary transit infrastructure, relieve congestion and also offer convenience, safety and attractiveness to transit and vanpool users, as well as leisure travelers.