Taking city buses can help reduce your carbon footprint thanks to a $7 million grant from Uncle Sam.
The State of Good Repair program grant, announced Monday, will help MATA buy a dozen new hybrid electric buses. The federal program helps ensure rail and bus systems receive adequate upgrades.
“MATA’s seven million will be spent on bus replacement for our aging fixed route buses,” said Will Hudson, MATA’s president and general manager in a written statement. “We expect to see maintenance expenses reduced and fewer road calls. MATA will purchase 12 hybrid electric buses. In 2007, MATA established new bus technology as a priority and currently has 15 hybrid buses in the fleet.”
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