CARES Act Provides Coronavirus Relief for Transit

Barring last-minute surprises or legislative changes, Congress is preparing to send a bill to the White House that will provide $25 billion in relief for urban and rural public transit systems' impacts under the current coronavirus public health emergency.

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This is part of the $2 trillion relief legislation known as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act.


Assuming this legislation is enacted as proposed, here’s what we can expect:

  • CTAA estimates that $22.9 billion will be apportioned among urbanized areas, roughly along the lines of FTA’s Section 5307 program.
  • CTAA also estimates that $2.1 billion will be apportioned among states and qualifying tribal nations, roughly along the lines of FTA’s Section 5311 program.
FTA will use these funds to reimburse 100 percent of coronavirus-related operating costs borne by urbanized areas’ transit systems, states’ rural transit systems, and tribal nations’ transit systems.


Please feel free to reach out to us should you have any questions.


Scott Bogren

bogren@ctaa.org

CTAA Executive Director