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May 20, 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Transit Administration awarded a $166.3 million grant to Sound Transit under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act.
Sound Transit will use the funds for operating costs, maintenance, disinfecting vehicles and keeping drivers safe across its light rail, bus, paratransit and other transit services during the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding is part of $25 billion to be awarded nationwide.
“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 in a news release.
FTA is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation.