WASHINGTON, D.C. - Two transit providers in Texas will be receiving $14.8 million in grants as part of the CARES ACT, says the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration.
The recipients will use the awards to support transit operating, administrative and preventative maintenance costs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Hill Country Transit District in Bell County: $6.2 million for service in the Killeen area and $3.9 million for service in the Temple area
- Fort Bend County: $4.7 million for transit service in the county as well as in Houston and Sugar Land
n addition to the CARES Act funding, the FTA issued a Safety Advisory for transit agencies to develop and implement policies and procedures regarding face coverings and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), cleaning and disinfection of frequently touched surfaces, physical separation, and hand hygiene consistent with CDC and OSHA guidelines.
The FTA says CARES Act funding can be used to cover 100 percent of these costs.
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