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Port Authority of Allegheny County gets $3.6M grant for new buses

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A Port Authority bus comes down West Eighth Avenue in West Homestead to turn onto Forest Avenue.
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A Port Authority bus comes down West Eighth Avenue in West Homestead to turn onto Forest Avenue.
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A Port Authority bus comes down West Eighth Avenue in West Homestead to turn onto Forest Avenue.
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A Port Authority bus comes down West Eighth Avenue in West Homestead to turn onto Forest Avenue.
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A Port Authority bus comes down West Eighth Avenue in West Homestead to turn onto Forest Avenue.
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A Port Authority bus comes down West Eighth Avenue in West Homestead to turn onto Forest Avenue.
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Tribune-Review file
A Port Authority bus comes down West Eighth Avenue in West Homestead to turn onto Forest Avenue.

Port Authority of Allegheny County has received a $3.6 million federal grant for new buses.

The grant will pay for about seven 40-foot buses, said Port Authority spokesman Adam Brandolph.

The money is from the Federal Transit Administration, the agency that typically provides funding for the authority’s buses through various grants, Brandolph said.

“New vehicles mean our fleet will experience fewer maintenance issues and be able to provide even more reliable service throughout Allegheny County,” Brandolph said.

The grant was part of $9.7 million that was given to cities across the country to “modernize and improve bus infrastructure,” according to an FTA news release.

In Pennsylvania, Luzerne County Transportation Authority received $1.7 million for buses, and PennDOT received about $2.6 million to help the Area Transportation Authority of North Central Pennsylvania build a new transportation center in Bradford, according to an FTA web page .

Theresa Clift is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 412-380-5669, tclift@tribweb.com or via Twitter @tclift.

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