U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $30.2 Million for the Westchester County Department of Public Works and Transportation COVID-19 Response in Westchester County, New York

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao

WASHINGTON, D.C. — May 19, 2020 — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced a $30.2 million grant award to the Westchester County Department of Public Works and Transportation (Bee-Line), in Westchester, New York, as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed by President Donald J. Trump on March 27, 2020.

Bee-Line will use the grant funds for operating, preventive maintenance and administrative expenses, which are necessary to maintain bus and paratransit service during the COVID-19 public health emergency. See FTA’s apportionment tables for the totals apportioned to each area. (This funding is based on the agency’s current request and may not represent the full amount the agency will receive.)

“This historic $25 billion in grant funding will ensure our nation’s public transportation systems can continue to provide services to the millions of Americans who continue to depend on them,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao.

“We know many of our nation’s public transportation systems are facing extraordinary challenges and these funds will go a long way to assisting our transit industry partners in battling COVID-19,” said FTA Acting Administrator K. Jane Williams. “These federal funds will support operating assistance to transit agencies of all sizes providing essential travel and supporting transit workers across the country who are unable to work because of the public health emergency.”

In addition to the CARES Act funding, FTA issued a Safety Advisory that prompts 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 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidance.  CARES Act funding can be used to cover 100 percent of these costs.

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SOURCE: Steven Taubenkibel | Public Affairs Specialist | Federal Transit Administration | Office of Communications and Congressional Affairs

 

 

 

eHeziU.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $30.2 Million for the Westchester County Department of Public Works and Transportation COVID-19 Response in Westchester County, New York

Comments 2

  1. Her husband called social security an entitlement program , that sums it all up for me.
    If they would just give me back my contributions , I will be on my way.
    Getting back to the secretary, this is but a fraction of what this area is due.
    If anything Engel and the rest should be calling it a bloody shame.
    If I am reading correctly, Kentucky is getting 22.9 million.
    Now there’s a place that is comparable to New York State during this pandemic.
    About one quarter the population of New York.
    Does not matter if your red or blue on this one, we are not getting the green on this one and she wants to take credit for it.

  2. Hard to believe that Elliot Engel is not taking credit for this $30.2 million dollar grant being elections are coming up.

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