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Federal transportation money could boost Port Authority projects |

Federal transportation money could boost Port Authority projects

| Tuesday, May 4, 2010 12:00 p.m

Several Port Authority projects could get a boost from $775 million in grant money the Federal Transit Administration makes available today.

The money is intended to help transit agencies to buy buses, upgrade equipment and build facilities such as bus stations or park-and-rides, said FTA spokesman Paul Griffo.

Port Authority spokesman Jim Ritchie said it is too early to specify projects officials would seek to fund.

“Obviously, we’re interested in that, and we’re going to look to take advantage of any federal discretionary money that’s available and see if there are ways to use it to benefit transit users,” Ritchie said.

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