$20M federal grant to upgrade public transit in Birmingham

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A $20 million federal grant will help improve public transportation in Alabama’s largest city, Birmingham.

The money will fund a 15-mile-long bus project that will connect 25 communities on the city’s eastern and western side to the city center.

Officials announced the grant on Monday.

Mayor William Bell says the grant is part of a long-term plan to improve Birmingham’s public transportation ahead of the World Games, an athletics competition the city will host in 2021.

Congresswoman Terri Sewell helped secure the funding through the U.S. Transportation Department.

Republished with permission of the Associated Press.

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