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Detroit Department of Transportation to get $8.49 million federal grant for new buses

A Detroit Department of Transporation bus.

DETROIT – The Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT) will receive a $8.49 million federal grant to purchase new buses, equipment and upgrade bus stations.

That’s according to a news release Friday from Michigan’s U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow. The funding comes from the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program.

“This grant will allow us to modernize our fare boxes on our entire fleet and sets the stage for a more seamless regional transit system,” said Angelica Jones, Interim Director, Detroit Department of Transportation. "We are deeply appreciative of the work our congressional representatives have done to secure this funding for DDOT.”

The FTA’s Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Programs provides funding to replace, renovate and purchase buses, equipment and bus-related facilities in communities across the country. Resources are provided through formula allocations and competitive grants. More information about grants for buses and bus facilities programs can be found here.

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