GRTC granted $32M federal fund for COVID-19 relief

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Posted at 5:27 PM, Jun 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-01 17:27:16-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced a $32.2 million grant to the Greater Richmond Transit Company (GRTC), in Richmond, Virginia as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act .

The grant funds will be used by GRTC to support continued transit operations during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

“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.

“We know 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.”