City, County get $8.1 mil in stimulus funds
Congressman Tom Perriello (D-Ivy) announced today that as money from the federal stimulus package is beginning to be doled out, Charlottesville and Albemarle will receive a combined $8.1 million in funding for transportation projects. Albemarle got $6.7 million in order to do 42 miles' worth of paving along Routes 20, 29, 33, 53, and 250. Charlottesville received $1.3 million to make purchases for its public transit system, including two new buses, four "bus shelters," and new bike racks.
–file photo by Courteney Stuart