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The official blog of Milwaukee County Supervisor Jason Haas

County gets four new hybrid utility trucks

I had a conversation earlier this week with Milwaukee County Department of Transportation Director Frank Busalacchi on the subject of grants and grant-writing. The County has not had anyone on staff for the purpose of writing grant applications to the federal government.

Lo and behold, shortly after my conversation with Director Busalacchi, a press release from the County Executive Abele’s office came out, announcing that the County had received a $400,000 grant for the purchase of four new hybrid utility trucks. The new trucks will  replace five trucks, including one that is 25 years old. The trucks are used throughout the county to maintain traffic signals and street lighting. And the trucks will use a lot less fuel, which will save us all money.

The money came from the Wisconsin Clean Transportation Program (WCTP).

Journal Sentinel has covered the announcement.

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