Bangor Getting $1.4M Grant For New Buses

BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - Bangor is the recipient of a one-point-four million dollar grant from the Federal Transit Administration that will help in the purchase of 5 new buses.

The money was awarded from a competitive grant fund.

"Good victory for the city, $1.4 million from the Federal Transit Authority so good win for the city," said Councilor Ben Sprague, "It does require a local match of $700,000 but it's money we were going to have to spend anyway to help update the bus fleet. It's an old bus fleet so this money is really going to help,"

Bangor will join with the state of Delaware to make a bulk purchase on the buses.
The 700 thousand in matching local funds will come from Bangor and Brewer.