Cornyn: Brownsville Receives $7.6M to Improve Transit During Coronavirus Outbreak

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U.S. Senator John Cornyn

Texas Border Business

WASHINGTON – The City of Brownsville was awarded a federal grant of $7,599,697 to help transit providers continue to operate throughout the novel coronavirus outbreak, U.S. Senator John Cornyn announced today. The funding, which was appropriated by Congress in March as part of the CARES Act, comes through the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). You can read more about these grants here.

“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,” said Sen. Cornyn.  “I’m thankful to the Trump Administration for encouraging transit improvement in Brownsville.”

The grant funds will help the City of Brownsville pay for operating, administrative, and preventive maintenance costs in order to respond to and recover from the COVID-19 public health emergency. Expenses include maintaining essential service, purchase of personal protective equipment, industrial bus disinfecting equipment, and payment of administrative leave of operations personnel due to reduction in service.

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