$5.7 million stimulus for Vermont transit

first_imgAlmost $5.7 million was released to Vermont today for transit programs funded by the economic recovery bill, Senators Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders and Representative Peter Welch announced.The stimulus money for Vermont from the Federal Transit Administration was included in the bill that was designed to create some 8,000 jobs in Vermont to help jolt the economy out of recession.Statewide, the Vermont Agency of Transportation will use $3.9 million to purchase 33 buses and vans for 10 local transit providers around the state.The Chittenden County Transit Authority plans to spend $1 million on heavy-duty, low-emission buses. Another $700,000 is set aside for rehabilitating buses, wooden bus shelters constructed by Vermont companies, and vehicles for seniors and individuals with disabilities.Nationwide, the bill provided $10.1 billion for the Federal Transit Administration, $773 million more than current funding.last_img read more

Houston lands Quentin Grimes, top transfer from Kansas

first_img Legendary Chicago-area HS coach, ‘Hoop Dreams’ star dies at 83 “We’ve all enjoyed coaching Quentin this past year and certainly appreciate his efforts,” Self said in a press release.“We initially anticipated him staying in the draft but he and his family decided to return to college but not return to the University of Kansas. We totally support and respect Quentin and his decision and wish him the very best moving forward. We believe Quentin will have a long professional basketball career and look forward to watching his development.”Grimes will look to fill a void for the Cougars left by Galen Robinson, Corey Davis Jr. and Armoni Brooks. Houston won 33 games last season and reached the Sweet 16 under coach Kelvin Sampson. Related News Grimes, who finished last season averaging 8.4 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 27.4 minutes per game, was considered to be a future lottery pick entering his freshman season. He struggled with consistency, though he started all 36 games. He was one of four Jayhawks players to declare for the 2019 NBA Draft, but he withdrew his name after attending the combine. Kansas coach Bill Self shared his support for Grimes’ decision. center_img Quentin Grimes announced Thursday his decision to transfer from Kansas to Houston for the 2019-20 season. The 6-foot-5 guard also was considering Texas A&M, according to 247Sports, as The Woodlands, Texas, native wanted to make a move closer to home. He is expected to apply for a waiver to be eligible immediately at Houston as he has three years of eligibility left. However, Grimes would have to sit out next season if the NCAA declines his waiver. Oklahoma State hires top hoops prospect Cade Cunningham’s brother as assistantlast_img read more