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BFT Stimulus Money Not to be Used to Lower Bus Fares

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KENNEWICK, Wash. - Ben Franklin Transit can now use federal stimulus money to help with specific operation costs. 

But new information shows the money is excluded from helping lower bus fares.  The 10% operating cost amendment to the ARRA stimulus grant would need to be used for eligible expenses.  These would be expenses like fuel, materials and supplies necessary for operations, as well as preservation of jobs, salaries for bus and paratransit operators, mechanics and other staff.

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