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County board allocates counties transit improvement board funds

The Washington County Board of Commissioners allocated Counties Transit Improvement Board (CTIB) funds for transitway projects to reimburse Washington County for funds already paid and to pay for transit service that has been provided to date.

The board took this action at its May 5 meeting.

The projects are:

• I-94 transitway alternatives analysis - $553,950

· Transit service from Forest Lake to Minneapolis (Route 288) for the period of October 1, 2008 to December 31, 2009 - $278,000

• Transit service from Forest Lake to St. Paul for a one-year period - $118,050

The county board also authorized the county to sign agreements with CTIB for the I-94 alternatives analysis and for transit services from Forest lake Transit Center to downtown St. Paul and to downtown Minneapolis.