Stabenow, Peters Announce $7 Million in Funding for the City of Detroit’s Public TransportationMonday, August 15, 2022
U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the City of Detroit will receive $6,912,404 from the Department of Transportation. The grant is a part of the Buses and Bus Facilities Program to help transit agencies purchase and rehabilitate buses, vans, and related equipment, and build bus facilities. This funding was made possible by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that Stabenow and Peters passed in Congress.
“Public transportation is critical to get people to and from the doctor, grocery stores, and work,” said Senator Stabenow. “This funding will help the City of Detroit continue to provide reliable transportation to families and workers in the area, while improving air quality and combatting the climate crisis.”
“Climate change poses both an urgent threat and an opportunity. It’s critical we invest in energy-efficient public transportation to help cut down on pollution and harmful emissions,” said Senator Peters, a member of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee. “I’m pleased to welcome this federal support that will help Detroit invest in new electric buses and charging infrastructure – ensuring residents get to where they need to go safely, while also improving our environment and protecting public health.”
To learn more about the Department of Transportation’s Buses and Bus Facilities Program, click here.
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