Stabenow, Levin: Appropriations Committee Approves Over $11 Million in Transportation and Housing Funding for Michigan


WASHINGTON, DC – July 27, 2010 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Carl Levin (D-MI) today announced the inclusion of $11,742,000 for 10 Michigan projects in the FY 2011 Appropriations bill for the Departments of Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies. The funding was approved last week by the Senate Appropriations Committee. The bill still needs to be approved by the Senate and a House-Senate conference committee before being given final approval by Congress and sent to President Obama for his signature. <

“Times New Roman”>“In these difficult economic times, investing in our infrastructure is a critical step in our road to recovery,” said Stabenow. “These dollars will be used to enhance our public transportation system and to support communities’ economic development plans.”

“Times New Roman”>“These projects represent significant economic investment in Michigan, which will create jobs in the short-term and pay dividends for years to come,” Levin said. “Residents around the state will benefit from the transportation improvements and improved resources to help lower income families.”

For information on individual projects, please see the table below.

Project Name and Location Description


Ann Arbor – Detroit Regional Rail Project This project will provide commuter rail services from Detroit to Ann Arbor and will also enhance existing infrastructure.


Bay City – Rivers Edge Roadway Infrastructure and Streetscape Initiative Funding will go toward new roadway and streetscape improvements in the heart of Bay City’s downtown. This infrastructure will support a new mixed-use development that will include a new Delta community college campus focused on green technology and advanced medical technology programs.


Detroit – Dequindre Cut Greenway, Phase II Funding will go to extending the Dequindre Cut Greenway from the Detroit River to the Ferndale-Birmingham Greenway.


Flint – Oak Business Center This funding will be used to make energy efficient upgrades to windows, lighting, HVAC systems, parking lots and sidewalks in and around facilities that work with current and future small business owners.


Oak Park – Forgotten Harvest, Capacity Building Completion This project will focus on expanding and improving the Forgotten Harvest’s facility to better serve its partner pantries, shelters, and soup kitchens.


Levin Press Office: 202-228-3685
Stabenow Press Office: 202-224-4822


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