U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $277.5 Million in Emergency Relief Funding for Transit Systems Damaged by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced the allocation of $277.5 million in Emergency Relief funding for public transportation systems damaged by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. Approximately $232.3 million will be dedicated to response, recovery, and rebuilding projects, with $44.2 million going toward resiliency projects that are designed and built to reduce the risk of serious damage during future natural disasters.

FTA’s Emergency Relief program reimburses public transit operators in the aftermath of an emergency or major disaster to help pay for protecting, repairing, or replacing equipment and facilities that may suffer or have suffered serious damage. The program also funds the operating costs of evacuation, rescue operations, or temporary public transportation service during or after an emergency.

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