LA: $10.5 Million - Capital Area Transit System, Crescent City Connection Division and City of Alexandria (ARRA Grant)
Grants are being awarded as follows:
• Capital Area Transit System in Baton Rouge: $6.6 million to purchase six buses, and three trolley buses, mobile security equipment, support vehicles, and miscellaneous support equipment..
• Crescent City Connection Division, New Orleans: $2.8 million to repair the Chalmette Ferry landing which is in imminent danger of collapse. This ferry is used by approximately 500,000 vehicles each year to cross the Mississippi River from Orleans Parish to St. Bernard Parish. Without this crossing the public would have a 20-mile detour.
• City of Alexandria: $1.2 million to purchase four buses, six vans, and two support vehicles, and to perform preventive maintenance.