“Community leaders worked with me to identify local transportation and economic development projects to improve and enhance our region for residents and visitors,” Rep. Turner said. “These federal dollars will help encourage local job creation, stimulate economic growth and bring together communities all across Ohio’s Third Congressional District.”
Regional priorities included in the House-passed FY 2010 transportation, urban and economic development-related appropriations bill are:
1. GREATER DAYTON REGIONAL TRANSIT AUTHORITY (RTA) - $400,000
The Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority (RTA) requested this funding for upgrades to their bus transit fleet.
2. ST. MARY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION - $400,000
The St. Mary Development Corporation requested this funding that will go toward the acquisition and demolition of buildings on Salem Avenue, and blighted residential buildings identified by the Five Oaks Neighborhood Improvement Association for redevelopment.
3. WRIGHT-DUNBAR ECONOMIC REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT - $250,000
The Wright-Dunbar Redevelopment Project will provide build-out of historic buildings in this neighborhood to make them tenant-ready for business occupancy.
4. THE MURPHY THEATRE RESTORATION PROJECT - $250,000
The Murphy Theatre Community Center board requested this funding to begin restoration of the historic theatre.
The FY 2010 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act now must be reconciled with the Senate version before it can be sent to the President for his signature.