RIPTA to receive $8.9M for fuel-efficient buses

THE R.I. PUBLIC TRANSIT AUTHORITY will receive $8.9 million in federal funds to aid its procurement of 17 new fuel efficient buses, as well as to make site improvements. / AP FILE PHOTO/SUSAN WALSH
THE R.I. PUBLIC TRANSIT AUTHORITY will receive $8.9 million in federal funds to aid its procurement of 17 new fuel-efficient buses, as well as to make site improvements. / AP FILE PHOTO/SUSAN WALSH
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Public Transit Authority will receive $8.9 million in federal funds to help the state replace 17 high-mileage busses with more-fuel-efficient models, as well as make improvements to bus facilities, the state's Democratic congressional delegation announced on Tuesday. The disbursement was overseen by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration and…

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