State gets $12 million in funding

ATLANTA -- The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded Georgia more than $12 million in stimulus dollars for transit improvements across the state.

The Georgia Department of Transportation will get the bulk of the award, including more than $8 million to buy dozens of vans and buses, bus shelters, computer systems and security cameras.

The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, or MARTA, will get $2.3 million for operating assistance. Agencies in Cobb, Henry, Chatham, Cherokee and Gwinnett counties will also get funds for operating assistance and various projects.