TEXAS, USA — The Texas Department of Transportation was awarded nearly $75 million dollars in federal grant funding to improve transportation infrastructure in rural areas.
The grant will help transit providers continue to operate during the COVID-19 outbreak, according to a press release from U.S. Sen. John Cornyn. The funding was allocated by Congress as part of the CARES Act and comes through the Federal Transit Administration.
“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,” Sen. Cornyn said in the release.
The grant will enable rural transit providers to continue operating established transit routes and to add new services to aid communities, including necessary trips to work and medical appointments. Some services such as meal delivery and other critical services are also being provided.
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