Pullman School District has received a grant for more than $5 million from the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction to fund the construction of a Whitman County Transportation Cooperative.
OSPI has approved the final plans and specifications for the Whitman County Transportation Cooperative, to be built on 5 acres of land at the intersection of Pullman-Albion Road and Highway 27, on the north side of Pullman.
The grant for $5,411,544 will provide a significant portion of the funding for the project, which will serve the school bus maintenance and repair needs of multiple districts in Whitman County, including Colfax, Palouse, and Garfield school districts.
“We are pleased to receive financial assistance from the state of Washington to fund a transportation cooperative to serve the needs of our district and many neighboring school districts,” said Superintendent Bob Maxwell.
The Transportation Cooperative will go out to bid August 2020. Estimated completion is late summer or fall of 2021.