The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced the allocation of $22.8 million to 15 public transit systems across Florida impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. The funding, sought by U.S Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL), will help the agencies pay for hurricane response costs, including replacing and repairing damaged equipment and facilities and projects designed to reduce the risk of future storms.
“This is welcome news for a number of transit systems in Florida,” said Nelson. “For months they’ve had to struggle to find ways to pay for damages caused by last year’s devastating hurricanes. Thankfully, they’re finally getting some relief.”
Congress approved $330 million for the FTA’s Emergency Relief Program in February. In addition to Florida, the FTA today also announced transit agency allocations of $223.5 million for Puerto Rico, $23.3 million for Texas, $6.7 million for the U.S. Virgin Islands and $187,000 for Georgia.
Below are the Florida agencies receiving funding. Click here for the FTA’s funding announcement in today’s Federal Register.
Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority
Jacksonville Transportation Authority
City of Key West
Lynx/Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority
Manatee County Board of County Commissioners
Miami-Dade Department of Transportation and Public Works
Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority
South Florida Regional Transportation Authority