State officials announce $84M in federal aid towards public transportation for Ann Arbor and Detroit

Both cities will receive aid for more sustainable public transportation

Detroit bus stop/DDOT sign. (Ken Haddad, WDIV/Ken Haddad)

Ann Arbor and Detroit are set to receive aid from the U.S. Department of Transportation according to U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow.

“Public transportation provides a lifeline for many people to make sure they can get to their jobs, doctor appointments, and grocery stores,” said Senator Stabenow in a press release. “This funding will make sure that our transportation agencies can continue to provide these vital services.”

According to the press release, the federal funding is geared to help modernize public transportation for Michiganders. The city of Detroit is set to receive $72,687,855 and Ann Abor $11,394,467. The press release states that the funds will be invested into sustainable transportation options with new buses and railcars, ‘climate-friendly’ technology and critical infrastructure upgrades.

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“I was proud to help secure this critical investment in the bipartisan infrastructure law – to bolster Michigan’s economy, create good-paying jobs, and ensure our public transit infrastructure can safely and efficiently transport Michiganders to where they need to go,” Senator Peters said in a statement.

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