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U.S. DOT Increases Transit Program Flexibility to Help Agencies Respond to Coronavirus

March 24, 2020
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The Federal Transit Administration announced that expanded eligibility of federal assistance is available under FTA’s Emergency Relief Program to help transit agencies respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) in states where the Governor has declared an emergency. This includes recipients of Urbanized Area and Rural formula funds. For agencies that meet the criteria, the funds can be used for operating expenses in addition to capital expenses, and the change permits operating expenses to be covered at an 80 percent federal share rather than 50 percent. View the FTA news release and FTA’s Frequently Asked Questions regarding Coronavirus for more information.