DETROIT (AP) — U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin say Detroit’s transportation system is getting a $25.9 million federal grant to help buy 50 new buses.

The Democratic lawmakers said Monday that the grant comes from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration.

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Levin and Stabenow say the aid is part of the Ladders of Opportunity Initiative Grant program and seeks to help disadvantaged and low-income people, veterans, seniors and young people gain mobility and job opportunities.

Stabenow says “reliable transportation is critical for families who need a safe and dependable way to get to work, school or the doctor’s office.”

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Levin says that transportation “is one of the many areas in which Detroit’s rebound is picking up steam.”

 

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