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Rochester bus system to get $7 million for improvements

WASHINGTON – Rochester's bus system will be getting $7 million for improvements from the Department of Transportation’s State of Good Repair Program, according to a Thursday news release from U.S. senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken.

The funding will allow Rochester to support its expanding fleet and provide safe, reliable service.

"By strengthening our transportation networks we’ll be laying the groundwork to address Rochester's transportation needs, reducing congestion for drivers, and supporting local businesses," Klobuchar said.

Rochester was selected by the DOT through a competitive application process. The funding will help construct a new bus garage with inside fuel and wash lanes, and space for other appliances. Rochester currently leases storage space to accommodate its full fleet of buses.

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