June 15, 2006: Congressman Ryan Secures over $1 Million in Federal Funding for the City of Akron and Portage County
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) Congressman Tim Ryan (D-Niles) announced today that he secured three federal earmarks in a House spending bill which will fund projects in Summit and Portage Counties.
The Transportation Appropriations bill, which passed the House of Representatives on Wednesday night, contains $300,000 to make improvements to Bowery Street in Akron (between Main Street and State Street); $500,000 to purchase two heavy duty transit buses for the Portage Area Regional Transit Authority; and $300,000 for the Kent State University Multimodal Transportation Facility.
"Each of these projects will advance the quality-of-life in the City of Akron and Portage County," said Ryan. "I'm very pleased that my colleagues on the Appropriation Committee saw the importance and value of granting these funds."
The Transportation Appropriations bill now awaits passage by the Senate.