City of McAllen receives $9.6 million for transit improvements during pandemic

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WASHINGTON – The City of McAllen was awarded a federal grant of $9,572,032 to help transit providers continue to operate throughout the novel coronavirus outbreak.

A press release from the Office of U.S. Senator John Cornyn announced the funding, which was appropriated by Congress last month. The funding is part of the CARES Act, which comes through the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). You can read more about these grants here.

“While Texans continue doing everything they can in response to the spread of the coronavirus, we in Washington should give them everything they need to succeed,” said Sen. Cornyn.  “I’m thankful to the Trump Administration for encouraging transit improvement in McAllen.”

The release said the grant funds will pay for operating, administrative, and preventive maintenance costs in order to respond to and recover from the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Expenses will include salaries, fuel, cleaning supplies, personal protective equipment, project administration costs.

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