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The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) last week announced expanded eligibility of federal assistance available under the FTA’s Emergency Relief Program to help transit agencies respond to the coronavirus.
The announcement allows transit providers in states where the governor has declared an emergency related to COVID-19 to use federal formula funds for emergency-related operating and capital expenses, FTA officials said in a press release. The declaration also raises the cap on the federal government’s share of those expenses to 80 percent from 50 percent.
Meanwhile, several U.S. and Canadian passengers-rail agencies announced updates on their efforts to limit the spread of the coronavirus. Following is a summary by railroad or agency: