- Associated Press - Friday, November 6, 2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Louisville Metro Government is receiving $6.3 million in government funding for air quality improvement.

The majority of funding announced by Gov. Steve Beshear and the Transportation Cabinet will be used to help UPS transition from diesel-gasoline to compressed natural gas in its vehicles at the UPS facility in Louisville.

The city of Jeffersontown will receive $1 million to build a paved bicycle and pedestrian path along the Watterson Trail.

Another nearly half-million is going to the Kentuckiana Air Education (KAIRE) program, which educates the public about the health effects of poor air quality.

The federal funds are for transportation projects or programs aimed at reducing traffic congestion and improving air quality. The funds are available to state and local government agencies as well as private entities through public-private partnerships.

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