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TDOT announces $27 million in grants

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

The Tennessee Department of Transportation announced Friday $27 million worth of grants for new projects to alleviate congestion and help clear the air.

TDOT will spend $4.4 million for the Help truck program to buy 21 new vehicles and hire 21 new operators.

A pair of $1.6 million grants will buy new electric buses for the downtown Music City Circuit route, as well as cleaner buses for the Clarksville Transit System.

Two more grant will help the Regional Transit Authority expand service from Clarksville to Nashville and set up a new bus route from Dickson to Nashville.

Other projects for the area include $1 million for a multimodal river port in Clarksville; $670,000 for work on Middle Tennessee Boulevard in Murfreesboro; and $73,000 to help with traffic signal timing in Portland.

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