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DOT awards grants for transit improvements in Va.

Monday - 7/23/2012, 1:08pm  ET

RICHMOND, Va. - The U.S Department of Transportation has awarded $3 million in grants for public transit improvements in Virginia.

A $1 million grant awarded to the Transportation District Commission of Hampton Roads will be used to replace outdated vehicles that support the commission's Traffix service.

The commission also received a $1 million grant to improve transit asset management systems statewide.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray Lahood announced the grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation on Monday. The department awarded a total $787 million nationwide.

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