Shea-Porter Announces $715,000 for New Hampshire Transportation Projects

WASHINGTON, DC  — Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter today announced that the First District and the State of New Hampshire will receive $715,308 in funds for transportation projects.  These grant awards are provided by the Federal Transit Administration of the Department of Transportation and made possible by passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. 

“These stimulus dollars are helping local citizens and governments with their transportation costs,” said Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter.  “The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has delivered this investment in our communities.” 

A list of projects breaks down as follows:


-Manchester Transit Authority: $92,282 for operating assistance and 24 bicycle racks.

-Cooperative Alliance for Seacoast Transportation: $67,282 for operating assistance, which will allow the Cooperative Alliance for Seacoast Transportation (COAST) to support continued operation of current services.

-University of New Hampshire Durham, Dover and surrounding communities: $38,000 for Dispatch/fleet communications system, new and upgraded radios, and miscellaneous support equipment.

-Greater Derry-Salem Cooperative Alliance for Regional Transportation: $14,975 for operating assistance to meet the increased service demand in three of the seven service communities that are densely populated and to provide added holiday service.

-New Hampshire Department of Transportation: $502,769 to purchase a replacement bus and to purchase an expansion bus.  Funds will also be used to support additional funding of an administration/maintenance facility, miscellaneous equipment, and operating assistance.