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Birmingham gets grant for electric buses

August 26, 2018

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Birmingham’s public transportation agency is getting federal money to help it go electric.

The U.S. Transportation Department says the Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority will receive $1.5 million through a grant program.

The federal agency says the money is supposed to be used for purchasing battery-run electric buses and charging stations.

The Birmingham grant money is among more than $84 million that’s being provided in 41 states to update buses and other transportation infrastructure with advanced propulsion technologies.

Birmingham is the only Alabama city receiving money through the program.

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