First Congressional District to share grant

From Staff Reports

   Several counties in the First Congressional District will share in a $3.9 million federal grant to improve transportation. The funds from the U.S. Department of Transportation include Cocke, Hamblen and Sevier counties in the East Tennessee Human Resource Agency for a $65,000 automatic vehicle washer.
   The First Tennessee Human Resource Agency in Johnson City will receive $49,000 for capital improvements to a maintenance garage and $30,000 for scheduling and reporting software. The area serves Carter, Greene, Hawkins, Johnson, Sullivan, Washington, Hancock and Unicoi counties.
   Johnson City will receive $68,000 for the expansion to a bus parking area and $32,000 for safety and security improvements to the transit center. Kingsport will receive $1.9 million to purchase 10 transit buses.