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The Bloomington-Normal Public Transit system is getting $465,000 in federal grants.

In a news release, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says the money from the U.S. Department of Transportation will be spent to buy radios and other equipment that will do things like allow customers to track buses in real-time with GPS.

In the release, Mayor Chris Koos of Normal says the purchase of what is called Intelligent Transportation System software and hardware will make using the bus more convenient, which will attract more riders.

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