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Transportation commission to get money for buses

(Imperial County to receive $3.3 million in Transportation Funds)…State Senator Ben Hueso will present the funds Friday.

The check presentation to the local Transportation Commission will be the highlight of a ceremony Friday at the construction site of the new El Centro Bus Transit Terminal. Hueso will be joined by State Department of Transportation and local officials. About $2.4 million will be used to purchase six large 40-foot transit buses to be used on the Imperial Valley Transit fixed route service. The rest of the funds will be used to purchase 12 smaller buses to be used for intra-city service in El Centro, Brawley and other areas where less capacity is needed. A large 40-foot transit bus and a standard 27-foot bus will be on display during the Friday ceremony, which begins at 11:30 in the morning.