NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - Work is under way at the site of the future Natchez transit facility.
The Natchez Democrat reports (http://bit.ly/Ote3M9 ) crews with Paul Jackson Construction of Brookhaven are removing a fence, concrete slab and shed from the site, formerly the location of AB Motor Company.
The crews also have 7,000 yards of dirt that has to be removed from the site.
The transit facility, its equipment, as well as two recently purchased trolleys, commuter bus and two other passenger vehicles, are being funded by a $3 million federal stimulus package through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
The Mississippi Department of Transportation is providing $900,000 in MDOT Formula Grants For Other than Urbanized Areas program, funds to help pay for approximately $1 million in unforeseen costs for the facility.
Information from: The Natchez Democrat, http://www.natchezdemocrat.com/
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