May 19, 2020
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD), welcomed the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) announcement that it has awarded $142.4 million in CARES Act grant funding to the Bi-State Development Agency to help address COVID-19 related expenses.
“Safe, reliable public transportation is vital for people to get to work, get the things they need, and get back to daily life,” said Blunt. “With ridership dramatically decreasing as people did their part to stop the spread of the coronavirus, the CARES Act set aside funding to make sure public transit services can keep afloat through this emergency. I’m glad to see much-needed relief is on its way to the St. Louis area. And, I’m incredibly grateful for all our transit operators are doing every day for the communities they serve.”
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. The grant is 100%
federally funded with no local match.