Twin Cities get $1.1M in stimulus funds for ‘green’ buses

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Twin Cities will receive $1.1 million in stimulus funding to replace 35 small diesel buses, according to the White House.

About half of the new buses will be small gas/electric hybrids.

The Minneapolis-St. Paul Metropolitan Council’s proposal was among 43 projects around the country to win a share of $100 million in stimulus funds that was dedicated to pursuing cutting-edge environmental technologies to help reduce global warming and America’s dependence on foreign oil.

“Minneapolis-St. Paul Metropolitan Council is showing how investing in green transportation not only helps the planet and strengthens our economy, but also creates jobs,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood in a statement.

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  1. Submitted by dan buechler on 09/22/2009 - 01:41 pm.

    I’d like a picture, thanks for the story.

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