Sen. Patty Murray (D.-Wash.) announced Wednesday that $35 million in stimulus funding will be used to construct two new buildings at Amtrak's Seattle King Street Maintenance Yard.
One building will be a 75,000 square-foot service and inspection facility. It will include a wheel truing machine, 200 feet of inspection track, and areas for storage and employee welfare. A second, 6,9000-square-foot building will contain material control and employee welfare facilities.
As chairman of the Senate Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, Senator Murray played a key role in passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2008.