By Keith Laing - 07/24/12 03:53 PM EDT
The projects touted by LaHood included a $73.4 million grant to New Jersey to replace buses with more than 500,000 miles of service and $40 million to Maryland to replace a 65-year-old bus facility in Baltimore.
He said the projects were "just a few of the 255 projects selected for FTA support."
"All of the benefits these projects generate — from safety to reliability to jobs — will be multiplied across the country," LaHood said. "That's how we keep this nation moving forward; that's how we work toward an America built to last."