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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 07:01:39-04

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 [] for the FTA’s funding announcement in today’s Federal Register.

Brevard County
Broward County
Charlotte County
Collier County
Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority
Jacksonville Transportation Authority
City of Key West
Lee County
Lynx/Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority
Manatee County Board of County Commissioners
Miami-Dade Department of Transportation and Public Works 
Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority
Sarasota County
South Florida Regional Transportation Authority
StarMetro (Tallahassee)