Troy City Council approves contract to release $8 million to fund local transit center

From the Troy Times:

Plans for the Troy Multi-Modal Transit Facility chugged ahead after the Troy City Council approved the contract with the Michigan Department of Transportation that allows dispersal of just under $8.5 million in federal grant money to fund the project.

The project is on track to be finished by September of 2013.

The council approved the contract in a 6-1 vote at the Sept. 12 meeting. Troy City Councilman Martin Howrylak opposed the measure. He cited concerns over what rate Davis-Bacon wages would be, which are determined by the federal government and must be paid to workers on federally funded projects, lack of “any new rail service” resulting from the project and the $8.4 million cost on a “very small building” (3,000 square foot).

The estimated cost of the project is $8.484 million.

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