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FTA awards ARP funds to Sound Transit

Sound Transit provides Link light-rail service to the Seattle area.
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The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is awarding $275.3 million of American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds to Sound Transit for its work to maintain transit service during the pandemic.

Sound Transit and other transit agencies played “a crucial role” during the pandemic by transporting essential workers to their jobs and helping people get to vaccine appointments, FTA officials said in a press release.

The funds come from the American Rescue Plan Act, which provided $30 billion for public transportation and was signed by President Biden in March. The act will later allocate an additional $2.2 billion to transit agencies for additional transit pandemic-associated needs.

“Public transportation has been a lifeline for communities and the American people throughout this pandemic,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg in a press release.

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