FTA Awards $20 Million to Public Transit Projects

Transportation secretary announces expansion of public transportation to low-income areas.

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has announced the awarding of $20 million to 47 communities, helping them improve their public transportation for their low-income residents.

“Across the country, people who live in low-income rural, urban, and Tribal communities are less likely to own a car and more likely to rely on public transit,” explained Secretary Pete Buttigieg. “Through this program, we are bringing affordable, accessible public transit to the very communities that need it the most, making it possible for more people to access jobs, resources, and opportunity.”

The FTA used Census Bureau data to identify areas of persistent poverty throughout the country in determining the recipients of the funding. These funds will be used to reopen train stations located in low-income areas, add more buses to city fleets, and expand rural and tribal bus routes.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Transportation Secretary Buttigieg as he oversees the various agencies within his department.
  • For Administrator Nuria Fernandez as she heads the Federal Transit Administration.
  • For the recipients of the public transit awards to use the funding effectively and efficiently.

Sources: Department of Transportation


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