Region's transit agencies to receive $580 million

COVID-19 relief funding for operations

PSRC has approved distribution of $580 million in federal funding to the region’s transit agencies to help alleviate impacts from the pandemic.

The funding comes from the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 (CRRSAA) signed into law on December 27, 2020.

Under federal legislation, PSRC has project selection authority for all projects using regional funds from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). PSRC worked with leaders from the region’s nine transit agencies to develop the funding recommendation after discussion of the unique situation and needs due to the pandemic.

Transit Agency Funding Amount
Community Transit $35,417,280
Everett Transit $8,887,014
King County Metro $258,199,722
Kitsap Transit $13,998,231
Pierce County Ferry $2,913,242
Pierce Transit $28,490,069
City of Seattle $2,617,679
Sound Transit $179,660,964
Washington State Ferries $50,000,000

 

The Executive Board approved the recommendation at its meeting on April 22. Find the meeting agenda and video here: https://www.psrc.org/boards/watch-meetings or view the presentation.

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