OCEAN CITY, Md. (WBOC/AP)- More money is on the way for buses in Ocean City.
Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski and Sen. Ben Cardin on Friday announced a $2 million grant through the U.S. Department of Transportation's State of Good Repair Program.
The program provides assistance for new and replacement buses, as well as related equipment and facilities.
Mikulski, who is a senior member of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, which funds the U.S. DOT, said the additional funds will help get residents to their jobs, deliver goods to the marketplace and reduce congestion on roads and highways.
Cardin, who also serves on the Senate Budget Committee, said putting money into public transportation such as bus systems is a "smart use" of federal dollars and "also will make a visit to Ocean City more enjoyable for visitors who often rely on the City's buses to get them to where they want to go safely and efficiently."