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Stimulus Money Arrives in Jacksonville

The Jacksonville and Palm Beach transit authorities will receive $27.2 million in stimulus money as the federal recovery plan continues to trickle into Florida, the U.S. Department of Transportation said Thursday.

Jacksonville will get $10 million to buy 12 vans and rehabilitate park-and-ride lots, fare collection equipment and rail stations.

Palm Beach will take in $17.1, which it plans to use to purchase 25 40 foot buses and improve its Belle Glade maintenance facility and surveillance security.

Florida is estimated to receive $316 million in transits funds from the stimulus package this year, along with $70 million for airports and $1.3 billion for roads and highways.

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