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Feds send $22 million to Florida's public transit agencies impacted by last year's hurricanes

Posted: 8:40 PM, May 31, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-01 11:01:39Z

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced its plans to allocate millions of dollars to 15 public transit systems across Florida impacted by Hurricane Harvey, Irma and Maria. 

The Department of Transportation announced the allocation of $22.8 million on Thursday. The funding, sought by U.S. Senator Bill Nelson (D-Fl), will help the agencies pay or hurricane response costs, including replacing and repairing damaged equipment and facilities and projects designed to reduce the risk of future storms. 

"This is welcome news for a number of transit systems in Florida," said Nelson. "For months they've had to struggle to find ways to pay for damages caused by last year's devastating hurricanes. 

Congress approved $330 million fir the FTA's Emergency Relief Program in February. In addition to Florida, the FTA also announced transit agency allocations of $223.5 million for Puerto Rico, $23.3 million for Texas, $6.7 million for the U.S. Virgin Islands and $187,000 for Georgia. 

Below are the Florida agencies receiving funding. Click  here [federalregister.gov]  for the FTA’s funding announcement in today’s Federal Register.

 
Brevard County
$153,000
 
Broward County
$857,000
 
Charlotte County
$57,000
 
Collier County
$226,000
 
Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority
$110,000
 
Jacksonville Transportation Authority
$734,000
 
City of Key West
$209,000
 
Lee County
$515,000
 
Lynx/Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority
$432,000
 
Manatee County Board of County Commissioners
$70,000
 
Miami-Dade Department of Transportation and Public Works 
$11,432,000
 
Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority
$80,000
 
Sarasota County
$111,000 
 
South Florida Regional Transportation Authority
$1,136,000
 
StarMetro (Tallahassee)
$41,000