The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced a $10.5 million grant award to Intercity Transit in Olympia as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
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Intercity Transit will use the grant funds for operating assistance, paratransit service, preventive maintenance, project administration, security services and security equipment to respond to and recover from COVID-19.
We know that many of our nation’s public transportation systems are facing extraordinary challenges and these funds will go a long way to assisting our transit industry partners in battling COVID-19,” said FTA Acting Administrator K. Jane Williams. “These federal funds will support operating assistance to transit agencies of all sizes providing essential travel and supporting transit workers across the country who are unable to work because of the public health emergency.”
In total, The CARES Act provides $25 billion to transit agencies around the country to deal with the impacts of COVID-19.
This historic $25 billion in grant funding will ensure our nation’s public transportation systems can continue to provide services to the millions of Americans who continue to depend on them,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao.
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