Detroit officials this week announced the city won a $30 million federal grant to help buy and upgrade buses, among other capital upgrades.

The grant will be shared by the Detroit Department of Transportation and Oakland County's Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation.

Officials hailed the partnership as a step toward regional partnership, a long-time goal for transportation officials.

"We believe this will be a model for joint cooperation in establishing a regional transit authority ultimately connecting Detroit and the region," Mayor Dave Bing said at a press conference Monday with other elected officials.

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