Coweta to get limited stimulus money for transportation

Thu, 06/11/2009 - 3:03pm
By: Ben Nelms

Gov. Sonny Perdue announced last week that the required certification had been submitted for $39 million in transit projects around the state that will be paid through the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) stimulus package. Coweta County’s portion is $20,800. The funding is being routed through Georgia Dept. of Transportation (DOT).

Located in DOT District 3, Coweta’s $20,800 share of the federal stimulus money will go toward Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)/Communications projects and office equipment.

ITS improves transportation safety and mobility and enhances productivity through the integration of advanced communications technologies into the transportation infrastructure and in vehicles and in integrated activities between the two, according to U.S. Dept. of Transportation. Intelligent transportation systems encompass a broad range of wireless and wire line communications-based information and electronics technologies.

DOT Dist. 3 received a total of $1.452 million in stimulus transit funds. Like Coweta, the funding will be used for ITS/Communications and office equipment, along with a number of vehicle purchases.

“These funds will provide needed assistance to rural and urban transit systems across our state, including ‘Park and Ride’ lots in metro Atlanta for commuters to meet up and carpool or take transit,” said Perdue.

For more information visit Georgia DOT’s stimulus website at

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