Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce $3.7 Million in Transit Funding for the City of JacksonFriday, August 07, 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the City of Jackson will receive $3.7 million in funding from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). Stabenow and Peters helped secure this funding as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The funds will help ensure that the Jackson Area Transportation Authority will remain operational during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The leadership and workers of the Jackson Area Transportation Authority work hard to make sure that people can get to their jobs, doctor appointments, and grocery stores,” said Senator Stabenow. “This funding will make sure that they’re able to continue to provide these vital services for our community during this pandemic.”
“As Coronavirus continues to upend our daily lives, Michiganders still need reliable public transit, whether to get to work, pick up prescription medication or buy essentials like groceries, said Senator Peters, a member of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee. “This federal grant will help support transportation services in the City of Jackson, support frontline transit workers and provide resources needed to respond and recover from this pandemic.”
More information on the Federal Transit Administration’s COVID-19 response can be found at https://www.transit.dot.gov/coronavirus.
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