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Communities in Alaska will be seeing major infrastructure improvements on their roads, docks, and bus facilities after Senator Murkowski recently announced that the state is a recipient of $57.1 million in grants from the Federal Transit Administration and U.S. Department of Transportation.

KINY, on the allocation of the federal funding:

The awards are being made under the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 and will benefit Gulkana Village Council, City and Borough of Juneau, Metlakatla Indian Community, Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Fairbanks North Star Borough, City and Borough of Sitka, Bristol Bay Native

The City and Borough of Juneau will receive over $2.2 million for Capital Transit for maintenance facility rehabilitation and security modernization.

The City and Borough of Sitka will receive over $7.8 million to fund the design and construction of Sitka’s Marine Service Center.

The Ketchikan Gateway Borough was awarded over $4 million to support the use of hydropower and transition to electric buses.

Metlakatla Indian Community will receive $402,257 towards battery electric bus service to the Metlakatla Municipal Building and Annette Islands ferry terminal.