FTA Announces $2.2 Billion in Grants to Support Essential Transit Service Jobs Nationwide

Published on: March 9, 2022

At an event with Vice President Kamala Harris, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced that it will award $2.2 billion to 35 recipients in 18 states through President Biden’s American Rescue Plan. The funds will help public transportation agencies pay for day-to-day operations as they continue to provide essential service for frontline workers and keep tens of thousands of employees on the payroll.

American Rescue Plan Additional Assistance funding is being provided to transit agencies that demonstrated a need for additional financial support to cover expenses related to day-to-day operations, cleaning and sanitization, combating the spread of pathogens on transit systems, and retaining employees.

The ARP included $30.5 billion in federal funding to support the nation’s public transportation systems as they continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. With this announcement, 99% of this funding has been allocated to support continued public transit operations and the continuity of transit projects. The final remaining allocation of $25 million in planning grants will be announced soon.

Press Release: Biden-Harris Administration and the U.S. Department of Transportation Announce $2.2 Billion in Grants to Support Essential Transit Service Jobs Nationwide
American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

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