Dingell Tours Grosse Ile Wastewater Treatment Facility & Ypsi Transit Center, Highlights Nearly $10.5 Million in Direct Federal Investments in Infrastructure Improvement Projects
Ann Arbor, MI, January 17, 2023
ANN ARBOR, MI – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-06) today toured the Grosse Ile Wastewater Treatment Facility and the Ypsi Transit Center with local officials to highlight $10,452,927 in direct federal investments she secured in the omnibus appropriations package.
“With this federal funding, we are supporting our local communities to support and improve the lives of those who live and work here,” said Dingell. “This $10.5 million direct federal investment in our communities will help improve critical public transit services for Washtenaw-area residents and minimize sewage overflows into our waterways.
“This $7,000,000 investment in the Ypsilanti Transit Center will allow us to build an upgraded transit facility on the Center’s current site to accommodate more passengers and buses, allow residents to buy transit bus passes in Ypsi, and better support employees and drivers. Increased access to public transportation will benefit workers and families who too often face long, difficult commutes to jobs, school, and community activities.
“In Grosse Ile, the $3,452,972 investment will help complete legally mandated upgrades to the wastewater treatment plant and will expand the plant’s operating capacity while addressing risks of sewage overflows into the Detroit River and Lake Eerie that threaten access to clean water throughout the region. Here in Michigan, we know better than anyone how critical access to clean water is for our neighborhoods, and the devastating impact it can have on families when we are unable to do the work necessary to protect that access.”
Dingell secured over $36 million as part of her Community Project funding requests for Fiscal Year 2023 for projects throughout former Michigan’s 12th Congressional District, of which she represented in Congress for the last eight years until she was redistricted into the new 6th District.
To read more about Dingell’s community project funding, please click here.