“Many families depend upon public transportation to get to the doctors, class or to work,” said Stabenow, D-Mich. “In these tough economic times, and with gas prices taking more of a bite out of family budgets, these projects will go a long way in making transportation more affordable.”
Harbor Transit received $607,200 from the federal government for service expansion and improved operating efficiencies, and was selected on a competitive basis through the 2011 Bus Livability Program.
Grand Haven Transportation Director Tom Manderscheid said the city applied for the grant in July.
Manderscheid said the funds will be used to purchase four busses and two vans to help meet increasing demand for transit service as the transportation service expands into Grand Haven Township.
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