News Brief: Radford lands $1.6 million for city transit

 

 

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced Thursday that $1,627,377 in federal funding had been awarded for public transportation in the City of Radford.

The funding was authorized by the Federal Transit Authority (FTA) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act supported by Sens. Warner and Kaine.

“We’re glad to announce that this funding will allow the City of Radford to continue providing safe and reliable public transportation during this ongoing health and economic crisis,” said the senators.

Through the CARES Act, Congress provided $25 billion for transit agencies to help prevent, prepare and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The City of Radford received this funding under the FTA’s Urbanized Area Formula Program, which makes federal resources available to urbanized areas and to governors for transit capital and operating assistance in urbanized areas and for transportation-related planning.

The funds will support operating, administrative and preventive maintenance costs to maintain service in order to respond to and recover from the COVID-19 public health emergency.

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