FTA Announces Nearly $110 Million in Relief Funding to Help Public Transportation Providers Recover from Natural Disasters

Published on: February 11, 2024

FTA today announced approximately $110 million in funding to eight public transportation providers and State DOT’s in six states and one territory to help recover from recent natural disasters. The funding, provided through FTA’s Public Transportation Emergency Relief (ER) Program, will help them repair damaged equipment and facilities and recoup costs for evacuation and rescue operations following floods, hurricanes, and tornadoes that occurred in 2017 and 2020-22.

FTA’s Emergency Relief Program provides assistance to public transit operators in the aftermath of a declared emergency or major disaster. The program helps states and public transportation systems:

  • pay for repairing and replacing equipment and facilities that have suffered serious damage as a result of an emergency;
  • cover the costs of evacuation, rescue operations, and temporary public transportation service and;
  • reestablish or relocate service before, during or after an emergency.

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023, signed into law in December 2022, provided the funding for the ER Program’s support for 2017 and 2020-22 declared disasters. This announcement reflects the second round of grants through the ER Program. The first round of funding grants was announced in July 2023.


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