Washington County receives grants for Red Rock Corridor, Gateway BRT projects
Washington County is the recipient of two grants that will help fund preparations for the Gateway Corridor and Red Rock Corridor bus rapid transit projects.
At the Jan. 5 meeting, the Washington County Board of Commissioners approved a $135,000 grant with the Counties Transit Improvement Board to fund additional activities for the Red Rock Corridor Implementation Plan.
At the same meeting, the county approved a $1.350 million CTIB grant designed to fund the remaining tasks in the Gateway Corridor’s draft environmental impact statement, and to enter the project development phase of planning.
During the Washington County Regional Railroad Authority meeting after the county board meeting, commissioners approved an amendment to the Red Rock Corridor contract with Kimley-Horn Associates Inc., for planning a 12-stop route for the corridor.
Funds awarded through the CTIB grant were allocated to the expenditure.
A county board workshop on the Gateway Corridor draft environmental impact statement is scheduled for Jan. 19, with an amendment to the Kimley-Horn contract for Gateway on the agenda.
Commissioners, acting as the Washington County Regional Railroad Authority, are expected to act on the amendment at the Jan. 26 meeting.