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Detroit awarded $2.6 million federal emissions grant

Associated Press

Detroit – The city of Detroit has been awarded a $2.6 million federal emissions grant.

Riders wait for a SMART bus

U.S. Rep. Brenda Lawrence’s office says the program focuses on low-emission and zero-emission methods of transportation, such as buses. It provides funding to state and local governments to support the acquisition and construction for transit projects.

Lawrence, a Democrat from Southfield, on Thursday announced that award and a $1 million Labor Department grant for the state.

The Workforce Data Quality initiative aims to build and enhance data systems that collect information about workforce training programs and employment services.