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Local Bus Systems Get $30 Million Federal Grant

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(credit: Mike Campbell)

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DETROIT (WWJ) –  Two of Southeast Michigan’s public bus systems are getting some much needed federal help.

Detroit Department of Transportation CEO Ron Freeland said Thursday a $30 million grant from the Federal Transportation Administration’s State of Good Repair program is going to be shared by D-DOT and SMART

Freeland said these funds are critical to transportation in the city of Detroit.

“It provides for overhauling some of the buses. It also provides for cameras on our buses, and it provides for us to upgrade our current A.D.L. system — that is the current system that we’ve just restored,” Freeland said.

The A.D.L. system lets management keep track of buses and their drivers.

The reward was the result of a joint grant application by D-DOT and SMART.

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