Riverside Transit Agency gets $50 million to offset coronavirus impacts

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The Riverside Transit Agency is the recipient of a $51.1 million federal grant earmarked for transit services impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The award was announced Thursday, May 28. The RTA will be able to apply the funds at all operational levels, including purchasing equipment, officials said. U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said the funding is part of a $25 billion appropriation approved by Congress in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security – CARES – Act that was signed into law by President Donald Trump, March 27. According to Chao, the “historic” allotment “will ensure our nation’s public transportation systems can continue to provide services to the millions of Americans who continue to depend on them.” Along with the grant, the
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