$47 million in transportation grants headed to Michigan

Posted on July 24, 2012

Michigan will get about $47 million in federal funds to replace old buses and improve transit facilities across the state.

The seven projects are among 255 across the country announced Monday by U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.

A $6.3 million grant will renovate the Amtrak train station in East Lansing, and 20 rural agencies will split $5 million to replace aging buses with more fuel-efficient vehicles.

The Livingston County Transit Agency also will get $877,476.

Last week, authorities announced grants for the Detroit area and Flint.

The Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation will get $30 million to replace buses in the Detroit area. On-board security cameras also will be installed on buses and a GPS vehicle location system added.

Flint’s Mass Transportation Authority will get $4 million to replace older buses with sustainable, fuel-efficient hybrid electric and propane-fueled vehicles.

By: Crain’s Detroit