- Associated Press - Thursday, September 8, 2016

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma agencies are receiving more than $5.5 million in federal funding to improve bus services.

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration announced on Thursday nearly $211 million in funding nationwide as part of its bus and bus facilities grant program. The funding is targeted at purchasing new buses and improving and replacing bus-related facilities.

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation is receiving nearly $3.6 million to replace vehicles for 10 rural transit providers. The Central Oklahoma Transportation and Parking Authority is receiving $1.9 million to purchase compressed natural gas buses for their fixed route service in Oklahoma City.

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