Springfield Receives $7.6 Million Transit Services Grant
Thu, 05/14/2020 - 3:38pm admin
On May 5, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) announced that the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has awarded City Utilities of Springfield a $7.6 million grant to help cover transit service operating costs related to the coronavirus pandemic.
“Local public transportation is critical during this public health emergency,” said Blunt. “Transit operators are not only essential themselves, they make sure other essential employees have a reliable way to get to work. This grant funding will help provide some relief from the financial strains the coronavirus has had on local transportation services. And, most importantly, it will help provide personal protective equipment to keep people safe. I’ll continue working with the administration to help cities get the resources they need to respond to the coronavirus.”
According to the FTA, the funding announced today will go toward the purchase of personal protective equipment, operator salaries, fuel, and other needs. The grant is 100% federally-funded with no local match.
The Blunt-backed CARES Act included $25 billion in Transit Infrastructure Grants to help transit providers, including states and local governments across the nation, cover operating and capital expenses.