PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (AP) — Maine’s state government has received a federal grant for a pilot project that is designed to grow the availability of on-demand bus service in its rural northern areas.

The federal government says the $188,000 grant to the Maine Department of Transportation will aid the project in Aroostook County and the rural Presque Isle area.

It’s part of $3.5 million the federal agency is using for access and mobility grants around the country.

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