06.17.15

Peters, Stabenow Applaud $25.9 Million Investment in New Buses for Detroit

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow today announced that the City of Detroit Department of Transportation will begin receiving the $25.9 million it was awarded last September to purchase 59 new transit buses and spare parts. The Ladders of Opportunity Project grant is through the Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA).

“Every day, thousands of Detroiters rely on buses to get to work or drop their children off at school, and it is critical that those buses are reliable and up-to-date,” said Senator Peters. “A robust transportation system will lead to greater access to jobs and key services, and this funding is a positive step towards improving commutes in Detroit.”

“This is great news and will make a tangible difference in the lives of Detroit families,” said Senator Stabenow. “This project is another example of the incredible things happening in Detroit and throughout the region. Reliable transportation is critical for families who need a safe and dependable way to get to work, school or the doctor's office.”

The FTA’s Ladders of Opportunity Initiative program works to update and modernize transit bus systems across the country and connect low-income veterans, seniors, youths, and others with vital services, including workforce training, employment centers, and health care centers.

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