Two Oklahoma transit programs get federal grants

Thursday, March 27th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Washington-AP) -- U-S Senators Don Nickles and James Inhofe have announced that two Oklahoma transit programs will get grants totaling more than $3-million.

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation will get almost $2-million in Federal Transit Administration funding to buy 54 replacement vehicles and 12 replacement radios.

Nickles says it is important to keep the state's transportation equipment in good working order.

The Central Oklahoma Transportation and Parking Authority will get more than $1-million in Job Access and Reverse Commute Program funding to continue providing access to jobs and to improve existing routes.

Inhofe says the grant will provide transportation to many who may not otherwise have a way to get to work and help improve air quality in Tulsa and Oklahoma City.

The grants are expected to be released on March 31st.