Birmingham gets grant for electric buses

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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.

Republished with permission from the Associated Press.
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