Warner & Kaine Announce More Than $7 Million for Lynchburg Transit
~ CARES Act allocated funding to the Greater Lynchburg Transit Company ~
WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) today announced $7,630,020 in federal funding for the Greater Lynchburg Transit Company (GLTC). The funding was authorized by the Federal Transit Authority (FTA) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act supported by Sens. Warner and Kaine.
“During this health crisis, our public transit has adapted to maintain service so that our essential workers can continue to get to and from work as safely as possible,” said the Senators. “We’re pleased that these critical dollars will help ensure that the region’s public transportation system can continue to meet the needs of the community it serves.”
Through the CARES Act, Congress provided $25 billion for transit agencies to help prevent, prepare, and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. GLTC received their funding under the FTA’s Urbanized Area Formula Program. The funds will provide operating assistance to maintain existing services in order to respond to and recover from the COVID-19 public health emergency. GLTC can also use the funds to cover expenditures such as salaries, wages, benefits, cleaning, sanitizing, fuel, maintenance and other related expenses.