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Reichert Secures $10.8 Million in Transportation Funding for Local Projects
House Passes Transportation Legislation, Awaits Senate Action

Washington, D.C., Jul 23, 2009 -

With the support of Congressman Dave Reichert (WA-08), the U.S. House of Representatives today passed the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD) appropriations legislation for the federal government’s fiscal year 2010. Reichert secured over $10.8 million in Eighth District funding for several local infrastructure projects, including projects in Snoqualmie, Maple Valley, Bellevue, and Auburn.


“Transportation touches all of us, from parents taking a child to soccer practice to the movement of our goods and services,” said Reichert. “The success of our economy depends upon our ability to move our goods out to global markets and import the goods we need to remain competitive. The projects for Washington State in this bill will directly create jobs. These projects will improve the quality of life in the region, by investing in mass transit and alleviating gridlock for families and workers, a key component in keeping and attracting new businesses.”


Reichert successfully obtained the following projects:


FY2010 Transportation – Housing – Urban Development
Requesting Entity


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Boys and Girls Clubs of Bellevue - Bellevue Community Center Upgrade Project   


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City of Auburn - M Street SE Grade Separation Project


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Cities of Maple Valley and Covington - SE King County Commuter Rail and Transit Centers Feasibility Study


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City of Snoqualmie - Snoqualmie Historic Downtown Main Street Infrastructure Improvements


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King County - Bellevue-Redmond RapidRide


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H.R. 3288 provides $21.5 billion for the Department of Transportation, which funds the Federal Aviation Administration, the Federal Highway Administration, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Federal Railroad Administration, and the Federal Transit Administration.  The Department of Transportation (DOT) funds the building and maintenance our nation’s infrastructure. The bill also provides $47 billion in funding for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, including funds for Public and Indian Housing, Community Planning and Development programs, and the Federal Housing Administration. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provides public housing for our nation’s most vulnerable.


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