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Fiscal Year 2017 Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Infrastructure Investment Program

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AGENCY:

Federal Transit Administration (FTA), DOT.

ACTION:

Notice; announcement of project selections. Fiscal year 2017 Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Infrastructure Investment Program.

SUMMARY:

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the selection of projects with $226,473,000 of Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 and $37,973,775 of FY 2018 appropriations for the Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Infrastructure Investment Program (Bus and Bus Infrastructure Program).

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Successful applicants should contact the appropriate FTA Regional Office for information regarding applying for the funds or program-specific information. A list of Regional Offices can be found at www.fta.dot.gov. Unsuccessful applicants may contact Mark G. Bathrick, Office of Program Management at (202) 366-9955, email: Mark.Bathrick@dot.gov, to arrange a proposal debriefing within 30 days of Start Printed Page 29604this announcement. A TDD is available at 1-800-877-8339 (TDD/FIRS).

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

On July 18, 2017, FTA published a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) announcing the availability of Federal funding for the Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Infrastructure Investment Program as authorized by Federal transit law (49 U.S.C. 5339(b)). These program funds will provide financial assistance to states and eligible public agencies to replace, rehabilitate, purchase, or lease buses, vans, and related equipment, and capital projects to rehabilitate, purchase, construct, or lease bus-related facilities. In response to the NOFO, FTA received 453 project proposals from 53 States and territories totaling approximately $2 billion in Federal funds, or nearly nine dollars requested for each dollar available, indicating significant demand for funding for buses and bus facility projects. Project proposals were evaluated based on each applicant's responsiveness to the program evaluation criteria outlined in the NOFO.

FTA is funding 139 projects, as shown in Table 1, for a total of $264,446,775. Recipients selected for competitive funding should work with their FTA Regional Office to submit a grant application in FTA's Transit Award Management System (TrAMs) for the projects identified in the attached table. Funds must be used consistent with the competitive proposal and for the eligible capital purposes established in the NOFO and described in the FTA Circular 9030.1E. Applicants with more than one selected project will receive a single allocation that may be used for any one or more of the selected projects.

In cases where the allocation amount is less than the proposer's total requested amount, recipients are required to fund the scalable project option as described in the application. If the award amount does not correspond to the scalable option, for example due to a cap on the award amount, the recipient should work with the Regional Office to reduce scope or scale the project such that a complete phase or project is accomplished. Recipients are reminded that program requirements such as cost sharing or local match can be found in the NOFO. A discretionary project identification number has been assigned to each project for tracking purposes and must be used in the TrAMs application.

Selected projects are eligible to incur costs under pre-award authority no earlier than the date projects were publicly announced, April 5, 2018. Pre-award authority does not guarantee that project expenses incurred prior to the award of a grant will be eligible for reimbursement, as eligibility for reimbursement is contingent upon other requirements, such as planning and environmental requirements, having been met. For more about FTA's policy on pre-award authority, please see the FTA Fiscal Year Apportionments, Allocations, and Program Information and Interim Guidance found in 82 FR 6692 (January 19, 2017). Post-award reporting requirements include submission of the Federal Financial Report and Milestone progress reports in TrAMs as appropriate (see FTA.C.5010.1E and C9030.1E). Recipients must comply with all applicable Federal statutes, regulations, executive orders, FTA circulars, and other Federal requirements in carrying out the project supported by the FTA grant. FTA emphasizes that recipients must follow all third-party procurement guidance, as described in FTA.C.4220.1F. Funds allocated in this announcement must be obligated in a grant by September 30, 2021.

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K. Jane Williams,

Acting Administrator.

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Table 1—FY 16 Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Competition Project Selections

StateApplicantProject IDProject descriptionFunded amountProject rating
AKAlaska Department of Transportation & Public FacilitiesD2017-BUSC-001Interior Alaska Bus Line transit vehicle replacement project$68,000Highly Recommended.
AKAlaska Department of Transportation & Public FacilitiesD2017-BUSC-002Purchase of Replacement Paratransit Buses$216,000Highly Recommended.
AKAlaska Department of Transportation & Public FacilitiesD2017-BUSC-003Snow Removal Equipment for Stops and Shelters$140,000Highly Recommended.
AKNinilchik VillageD2017-BUSC-004Bus Maintenance Facility$551,982Highly Recommended.
AKMunicipality of AnchorageD2017-BUSC-005MOA PTD Bus Storage Building Roof and Interior Drainage Replacement$1,250,000Highly Recommended.
ALBirmingham-Jefferson County Transit AuthorityD2017-BUSC-006Bus Acquisition$3,600,000Highly Recommended.
AROzark Regional TransitD2017-BUSC-007Replacement of Buses$3,600,000Highly Recommended.
ARRock Region METROD2017-BUSC-008Bus Replacement$3,570,000Highly Recommended.
AZCity of PhoenixD2017-BUSC-009Bus Replacement$2,600,000Highly Recommended.
CAButte County Association of GovernmentsD2017-BUSC-010ADA Bus Stop Replacements and Rehabilitations$1,206,518Highly Recommended.
CACity of DavisD2017-BUSC-011Unitrans Bus Mid-Life Overhaul$1,206,518Highly Recommended.
CACity of NorwalkD2017-BUSC-0122 Projects: (1) Anaheim Transportation Network: Zero-Emission Battery Electric Bus Replacement Project/ (2) Norwalk Transit System: Zero-Emission Battery Electric Bus Expansion Project$1,206,518Highly Recommended.
CACity of Santa RosaD2017-BUSC-013CityBus Electric Bus Project$1,206,518Highly Recommended.
CAFairfield, City ofD2017-BUSC-014Diesel-Electric Hybrid Bus Replacement Project$1,206,518Highly Recommended.
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CALivermore Amador Valley Transit AuthorityD2017-BUSC-015Livermore Transit Center Rehabilitation and Improvement Project$434,811Highly Recommended.
CALong Beach Public Transportation CompanyD2017-BUSC-016Purchase of Battery-Electric Buses$1,206,518Highly Recommended.
CANorth County Transit DistrictD2017-BUSC-017Replacement of Battery-Electric Buses$1,206,518Highly Recommended.
CAOrange County Transportation AuthorityD2017-BUSC-0182 Projects: (1) OCTA Bus Amenities Infrastructure Improvement Program/ (2) OCTA Bus Operations Infrastructure Improvement Program$1,206,518Highly Recommended.
CASacramento Regional Transit DistrictD2017-BUSC-019Bus Maintenance Facility #1 (BMF1) Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Fueling Equipment Replacement$1,206,518Highly Recommended.
CASanta Cruz Metropolitan Transit DistrictD2017-BUSC-020Santa Cruz METRO: CNG Bus Replacements$1,206,518Highly Recommended.
CACalifornia Department of TransportationD2017-BUSC-021Nevada County Transit Services Transit Facility Improvement Project$500,000Highly Recommended.
COState of Colorado Department of TransportationD2017-BUSC-022Estes Park—Green Bus (Electric Trolley) Acquisition$360,045Highly Recommended.
COState of Colorado Department of TransportationD2017-BUSC-023Glenwood Springs—Purchase CNG bus$458,384Highly Recommended.
COCity of Colorado Springs dba Mountain Metropolitan TransitD2017-BUSC-024Transit Campus Expansion$758,785Highly Recommended.
COState of Colorado Department of TransportationD2017-BUSC-025Durango Transit Replacement Trolleys$264,000Highly Recommended.
COState of Colorado Department of TransportationD2017-BUSC-026Greeley—Fixed Route Bus Replacement$758,785Highly Recommended.
CTNorwalk Transit DistrictD2017-BUSC-027Norwalk Transit District ASM Rehabilitation and Expansion Project$3,600,000Highly Recommended.
DCWashington Metropolitan Area Transit AuthorityD2017-BUSC-028Bus Shelter Asset Replacement$3,600,000Highly Recommended.
DEDelaware Transit CorporationD2017-BUSC-029North Middletown, Delaware, Park and Ride$150,000Highly Recommended.
DEDelaware Transit CorporationD2017-BUSC-030Wilmington Transit Corridor Reconfiguration/Improvements$2,450,000Highly Recommended.
FLLee County Board of County CommissionersD2017-BUSC-031LeeTran South County Transfer Station and Park and Ride Lot$3,000,000Highly Recommended.
FLManatee County Board of County Commissioners/MCATD2017-BUSC-032Manatee County Revenue Fleet Rehabilitation$1,913,000Highly Recommended.
FLMiami-Dade CountyD2017-BUSC-033Miami-Dade Department of Transportation and Public Works CNG Bus Purchases for DTPW Bus Replacement Program$3,600,000Highly Recommended.
GAGeorgia Regional Transportation AuthorityD2017-BUSC-0342 Projects: (1) Xpress Park-and-Ride Technology Refresh/ (2) Xpress West Operations and Light Maintenance Facility$3,600,000Highly Recommended.
GAMetropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)D2017-BUSC-035MARTA Articulated Near-Zero Emissions CNG Bus Acquisition/Replacement Program$3,600,000Highly Recommended.
HIHawaii Department of TransportationD2017-BUSC-036Purchase of replacement light and medium duty vans$576,000Highly Recommended.
IAIowa Department of TransportationD2017-BUSC-0372 Projects: (1) Iowa Rural Transit Bus Replacement Project/ (2) Iowa Urban Transit Bus Replacement Project$3,600,000Highly Recommended.
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IDCoeur d' Alene TribeD2017-BUSC-038Replacement bus for the Coeur d' Alene Tribe Citylink public bus transit service$115,200Highly Recommended.
IDIdaho Transportation DepartmentD2017-BUSC-039Mountain Rides buses and vans replacement project$540,000Highly Recommended.
IDIdaho Transportation DepartmentD2017-BUSC-040Vehicle Replacements for Grand Targhee Shuttle$240,000Highly Recommended.
IDIdaho Transportation DepartmentD2017-BUSC-041Bus Replacement$136,000Highly Recommended.
ILGreater Peoria Mass Transit DistrictD2017-BUSC-042Replacement of a Bus Maintenance and Operations Facility at the current GPMTD Bus Maintenance and Operations Facility location$3,600,000Highly Recommended.
ILMadison County Mass Transit DistrictD2017-BUSC-043MCT 30-foot Heavy Duty Clean Diesel Transit Bus Replacement$3,600,000Highly Recommended.
ILRock Island Co. Metropolitan Mass Transit DistrictD2017-BUSC-044MetroLINK Electric Corridor Project$3,165,000Highly Recommended.
ILSpringfield Mass Transit DistrictD2017-BUSC-045Replacement of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses$2,201,724Highly Recommended.
INBloomington Public Transportation CorporationD2017-BUSC-046Bus Replacement$720,000Highly Recommended.
INFort Wayne Public Transportation Corporation/CitilinkD2017-BUSC-047Heavy Duty Bus Replacement; On-board camera safety system upgrade; bus maintenance training$2,502,028Highly Recommended.
INGreater Lafayette Public Transportation CorporationD2017-BUSC-048CityBus of Lafayette Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection Systems$485,760Highly Recommended.
KSCity of WichitaD2017-BUSC-049Bus Purchase—Downtown Trolley Replacement$2,600,000Highly Recommended.
KYTransit Authority of River CityD2017-BUSC-050Bus Replacement$3,600,000Highly Recommended.
KYKentucky Transportation CabinetD2017-BUSC-051Rural Transit Expansion & Replacement Vehicles$3,600,000Highly Recommended.
KYCity of OwensboroD2017-BUSC-052Replacement Fixed-Route Buses$677,406Highly Recommended.
LACapital Area Transit SystemD2017-BUSC-053Replace Vans with Buses$2,600,000Highly Recommended.
MABerkshire Regional Transit AuthorityD2017-BUSC-054Replacement of 35 Foot Low Floor Diesel Buses$660,721Highly Recommended.
MAMassachusetts Department of TransportationD2017-BUSC-055Construction of New Franklin Regional Transit Authority Maintenance and Operations Facility$6,000,000Highly Recommended.
MDMaryland Transit AdministrationD2017-BUSC-056Beyond the Bus Stop: Facility Improvements for Operators and Passengers$2,600,000Highly Recommended.
MECity of BangorD2017-BUSC-057Replacement Buses$1,944,540Highly Recommended.
MICity of Detroit Department of TransportationD2017-BUSC-058Coolidge Terminal and Maintenance Facility Rehabilitation$3,600,000Highly Recommended.
MIMichigan Department of TransportationD2017-BUSC-0592 Projects: (1) Expand Current Operations Center for Harbor Transit Multi-Modal Transit System (HTTMTS)/ (2) Transit Revenue Vehicle Replacements for Rural Agencies and Small Urban Agencies$3,600,000Highly Recommended.
MNDuluth Transit AuthorityD2017-BUSC-060Duluth Transit Authority Fare Collection System Replacement Project$1,800,320Highly Recommended.
MOCity of St. Joseph, MissouriD2017-BUSC-061Bus Replacement$4,725,000Highly Recommended.
MOMissouri Department of TransportationD2017-BUSC-062Missouri Rural Transit Asset Replacement Project for the purchase of transit buses or vans for rural public transportation$3,600,000Highly Recommended.
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MSMississippi Coast Transportation Authority dba Coast TransitD2017-BUSC-063Phase II Improvements, South Approach and Transit Tram Bridge across US 90 from the Coast Transit Authority (CTA) Gulfport Transit Center to Jones Park Bus Station, Gulfport, MS$2,600,000Highly Recommended.
MTMissoula Urban Transportation DistrictD2017-BUSC-064Comprehensive Capital Investments$2,726,888Highly Recommended.
MTConfederated Salish & Kootenai TribesD2017-BUSC-065CSKT/Flathead Transit Bus and Bus Facilities Infrastructure and Workforce Development Project$580,000Highly Recommended.
NCCape Fear Public Transportation AuthorityD2017-BUSC-066Compressed Natural Gas Buses$3,600,000Highly Recommended.
NCJacksonville TransitD2017-BUSC-067Jacksonville Multi-Modal Center (MMC)$4,500,000Highly Recommended.
NDCity of Grand ForksD2017-BUSC-068Public Transportation Facility Rehabilitation/Renewal & Expansion Project$3,600,000Highly Recommended.
NECity of Lincoln, NebraskaD2017-BUSC-069StarTran Facility Relocation Project—Phase I$2,600,000Highly Recommended.
NHCity of Nashua/Nashua Transit SystemD2017-BUSC-0702 Projects: (1) Rolling Stock Procurement/ (2) Transit Center Retrofit$1,080,000Highly Recommended.
NHNew Hampshire Department of TransportationD2017-BUSC-071Cooperative Alliance for Seacoast Transportation (COAST) (Urban Provider) Rolling Stock Bus Replacement$1,520,000Highly Recommended.
NJNJ TRANSIT CorporationD2017-BUSC-072Bus Garage Roof Replacements$2,600,000Highly Recommended.
NJCape May County Fare Free TransportationD2017-BUSC-073Fare Free Transportation Administration Building$1,200,000Highly Recommended.
NMCity of Santa FeD2017-BUSC-074Santa Fe Transit Rehabilitation Center on Entrada$2,036,562Highly Recommended.
NMNew Mexico Department of TransportationD2017-BUSC-075NCRTD Maintenance Facility, Vehicle Wash Bay and Fueling Station$3,600,000Highly Recommended.
NVRegional Transportation Commission of Southern NevadaD2017-BUSC-076Enhancing Safety and Reliability by Proactive Investment in Transit Capital$4,588,766Highly Recommended.
NVCarson Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO)D2017-BUSC-077Replacement of fixed route vehicles for the Jump Around Carson (JAC) transit fleet$447,480Highly Recommended.
NVPyramid Lake Paiute TribeD2017-BUSC-078Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribal Transit Project: New Transit Facility$1,500,000Highly Recommended.
NYBroome County Department of Public TransportationD2017-BUSC-079Low/No Emissions Fixed Route Buses$2,040,000Highly Recommended.
NYCity of Glen CoveD2017-BUSC-080City of Glen Cove Loop Bus Vehicle$59,500Highly Recommended.
NYCounty of WestchesterD2017-BUSC-081Replace Bee-Line Articulated Bus Fleet with Hybrid Electric Buses$3,600,000Highly Recommended.
OHButler County Regional Transit AuthorityD2017-BUSC-082Butler County Connect—Chestnut Street Multimodal Station and Shared Services Facility$2,668,750Highly Recommended.
OHGreater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA)D2017-BUSC-083Triskett CNG Building Compliance Project$2,668,750Highly Recommended.
OHGreater Dayton Regional Transit AuthorityD2017-BUSC-084Bus Replacement$2,325,000Highly Recommended.
OHPortage Area Regional Transportation AuthorityD2017-BUSC-085Indoor PARTA Storage Facility$2,668,750Highly Recommended.
OHSouthwest Ohio Regional Transit AuthorityD2017-BUSC-086Bus Replacement And New Delivery (BRAND)$2,668,750Highly Recommended.
OKMetropolitan Tulsa Transit AuthorityD2017-BUSC-087Tulsa Transit Bus Replacement Program$4,202,870Highly Recommended.
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OKOklahoma Department of TransportationD2017-BUSC-088Replacement Rural Transit Vehicles$3,600,000Highly Recommended.
OKOklahoma Department of TransportationD2017-BUSC-089Oklahoma State/Stillwater Community Transit Transportation Operations and Maintenance Facility$2,400,000Highly Recommended.
ORRogue Valley Transportation DistrictD2017-BUSC-090A Transit Signal Priority System for Southern Oregon$1,020,014Highly Recommended.
ORRogue Valley Transportation DistrictD2017-BUSC-091Replacement ADA Accessible Low-Floor Clean Natural Gas Buses$3,018,750Highly Recommended.
ORSalem Area Mass Transit DistrictD2017-BUSC-092Bus Replacement$2,475,000Highly Recommended.
PALuzerne County Transportation AuthorityD2017-BUSC-093CNG Replacement Buses$1,700,000Highly Recommended.
PAPort Authority of Allegheny CountyD2017-BUSC-094Bus Replacement$3,600,000Highly Recommended.
PAPennsylvania Department of TransportationD2017-BUSC-095Bradford Transportation Center$2,639,499Highly Recommended.
PATransportation & Motor Buses for Public Use AuthorityD2017-BUSC-096Bus Replacement$1,800,000Highly Recommended.
PRAutonomous Municipality of CaguasD2017-BUSC-097Renovation of the Francisco Pereira Transportation Terminal/Replacement of Vans$2,600,000Highly Recommended.
RIRhode Island Public Transit AuthorityD2017-BUSC-098East Side Tunnel Improvements$903,870Highly Recommended.
SCSouth Carolina Department of TransportationD2017-BUSC-099SCDOT Vehicle Replacement$4,500,000Highly Recommended.
SDSD Department of TransportationD2017-BUSC-100Acquisition of ADA vans, small buses, medium duty buses and light duty buses$1,874,400Highly Recommended.
TNCity of Knoxville, TennesseeD2017-BUSC-101Electric Buses and Charging Equipment$3,600,000Highly Recommended.
TNTennessee Department of TransportationD2017-BUSC-102Public Transit Fixed Route and Demand Response Vehicle Replacement$6,000,000Highly Recommended.
TXDenton County Transportation AuthorityD2017-BUSC-103Bus Operations and Maintenance Facility$2,625,000Highly Recommended.
TXGolden Crescent Regional Planning CommissionD2017-BUSC-104Vehicle Replacements and Shelter Projects$1,222,799Highly Recommended.
TXGulf Coast CenterD2017-BUSC-105Connect Transit Administration and Operations Center and Park and Ride Facility$3,001,068Highly Recommended.
TXMetropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, TexasD2017-BUSC-1062 Projects: (1) North Post Oak Transitway Project/ (2) Universal Accessibility Improvements at Bus Stops$3,600,000Highly Recommended.
UTUtah Transit AuthorityD2017-BUSC-107Depot District Clean Fuel Tech Center$2,600,000Highly Recommended.
VAPotomac and Rappahannock Transportation CommissionD2017-BUSC-108Bus Replacement$3,600,000Highly Recommended.
VATown of Blacksburg/Blacksburg TransitD2017-BUSC-109Purchase of 60-foot Articulated Buses$1,440,000Highly Recommended.
VIVirgin Islands Department of Public WorksD2017-BUSC-110Bus Shelter Replacements and Constructing Bus Shelters in Locations with Only Bus Stop Signs$445,640Highly Recommended.
VTVermont Agency of TransportationD2017-BUSC-111Green Mountain Transit Expansion Vehicles$800,000Highly Recommended.
VTVermont Agency of TransportationD2017-BUSC-112Statewide Bus Replacement$1,800,000Highly Recommended.
WABen Franklin TransitD2017-BUSC-113Rehabilitation & Enhancement of the Operations Building$1,200,000Highly Recommended.
WACentral Puget Sound Regional Transit AuthorityD2017-BUSC-114Replace Expired Buses with New High Capacity Transit Buses$1,375,000Highly Recommended.
WACity of Everett, Everett TransitD2017-BUSC-115Replacement of Diesel Buses with No Emission Electric Buses$1,375,000Highly Recommended.
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WAIntercity TransitD2017-BUSC-116Pattison Street Facility Renovation and Expansion Project$1,375,000Highly Recommended.
WAKing County Department of TransportationD2017-BUSC-1172 Projects: (1) Eastlake Off-Street Layover Facility/ (2) King County Metro Fleet Replacement—Battery Electric Buses$1,375,000Highly Recommended.
WAMuckleshoot Indian TribeD2017-BUSC-118Muckleshoot Transit Bus Facility Rehabilitation$800,000Highly Recommended.
WAPierce County Public Transportation Benefit Area CorporationD2017-BUSC-119CNG Bus Replacement$1,375,000Highly Recommended.
WASkagit Transit SystemD2017-BUSC-120Skagit Transit System Maintenance Operations and Administration Facility Project$1,375,000Highly Recommended.
WASnohomish County Transportation Benefit AreaD2017-BUSC-121Double Decker Replacement Buses$1,375,000Highly Recommended.
WASpokane Transit AuthorityD2017-BUSC-122Fixed Route Coaches$1,375,000Highly Recommended.
WICity of OshkoshD2017-BUSC-123Bus Replacement$1,200,000Highly Recommended.
WIWisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT)D2017-BUSC-124City of Hartford Replacement non-accessible Mini-van$32,000Highly Recommended.
WIWisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT)D2017-BUSC-125Rural Transit Technology Improvements$134,880Highly Recommended.
WICity of AppletonD2017-BUSC-1262 Projects: (1) Bus Replacement/ (2) Facilities Renovation Project$350,506Highly Recommended.
WICity of JanesvilleD2017-BUSC-127Replacement Buses$350,506Highly Recommended.
WICity of SheboyganD2017-BUSC-128Roof Replacement for Shoreline Metro Administrative and Maintenance Facility$350,506Highly Recommended.
WIWisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT)D2017-BUSC-129City of West Bend—Replacement non-accessible mini-van and replacement ADA-accessible cutaway mini-buses$181,600Highly Recommended.
WVEastern Panhandle Transit AuthorityD2017-BUSC-130/D2017-BUSC-131Transit Operations and Transfer Center$4,491,510/ $8,490Highly Recommended.
Total$264,446,775
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