FTA awards more than $466 million in combined funding to Miami and Pittsburgh transit agencies

Sept. 21, 2021
The funds are made possible through the American Rescue Plan with nearly $250 million awarded to Miami-Dade DTPW and nearly $217 million awarded to the Port Authority of Allegheny County.

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has awarded a combined $466.3 million in American Rescue Plan funds to Miami-Dade Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) and the Port Authority of Allegheny County in Pittsburgh, Pa.

“Public transportation has been a lifeline for communities and the American people throughout this pandemic,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. “This funding from President Biden’s American Rescue Plan will help protect transit employees from layoffs, keep transit service running and ensure people can get where they need to go.”

FTA awarded $249.4 million to Miami-Dade DTPW and $216.9 million to the Port Authority of Allegheny County. The funds are part of the $30.5 million included in the transit industry in the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 to help transit agencies maintain service and jobs as they recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

“As our nation’s transit systems recover from COVID-19, the American Rescue Plan funds ensure that they continue to provide service to the many Americans who depend on transit to get to essential jobs, healthcare and vaccine appointments,” said FTA Administrator Nuria Fernandez.

The American Rescue Plan also included $2.2 billion for transit pandemic-associated need. FTA opened availability for this portion of funding in early September.

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