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Flint Mass Transportation Authority receives over $4-million federal grant

Can Pac Swire

More than four-million dollars has been awarded to Flint’s Mass Transportation Authority to update and refurbish its fleet of buses.

The federal grant was announced Wednesday by US Congressman Dan Kildee.

He said the funding is essential to ensure there is a quality system to take residents to and from jobs and medical appointments.

“What the Mass Transportation Authority does is connects people to the economy, they connect people to better health, they make sure people can get better nutrition,” he said. “It really is more than a ride somewhere. They connect people to their community.”

The CEO of the Flint MTA said in a written statement  the grant will allow them to “replace an aging diesel fleet with new alternative fuel vehicles, which will allow for a much cleaner operating environment.”