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Metro McAllen receives federal grant to help operations amid COVID-19

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WASHINGTON (KVEO) — The city of McAllen’s transit system has received $9,572,032 in federal funds to help with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Congressman Vicente Gonzalez announced Metro McAllen received over $9 million in Federal Transit Administration (FTA) through the CARES Act.

“We must provide the adequate protections for both our transportation workers and commuters during this pandemic,” said Congressman Gonzalez in the release. “Metro McAllen is essential to city operations and plays a significant role in the 15th District of Texas. It is my hope these funds will help with any financial instability and personal protection during this time as we work to get people back to work, school and other essential activities that will improve our local economy and create jobs.”

The release adds expenses will include salaries, fuel, cleaning supplies, personal protective equipment, project administration costs.

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