Rep. Takano Announces $15 Million Grant awarded to the Riverside Transit Agency

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) announced a $15,569,198 grant awarded to the Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) through the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act Additional Assistance funding. ARP Act Additional Assistance funding was made available through a discretionary process to eligible recipients or subrecipients of Urbanized Area Formula funds or Rural Area Formula funds in response to COVID–19. The funds will help public transportation agencies pay for day-to-day operations as they continue to provide essential service for frontline workers and keep tens of thousands of employees on the payroll.

“Public transit is essential to Riverside County, and public transit workers have been on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic for the past two years, keeping our communities connected, and getting Californians where they need to go. Today, I’m overjoyed to announce that the Riverside Transit Authority will receive more than $15 million in funding thanks to the American Rescue Plan,” said Rep. Mark Takano. “When Democrats passed the American Rescue Plan, we were able to support millions of people across the country in the midst of the pandemic, and now, with this additional funding, we can continue to support transit service and transit service jobs nationwide. This funding will provide substantial help to RTA and their employees, and I will be working with them and others in my district to emerge from the pandemic better and stronger than ever before.”

“This funding will play a crucial part in helping RTA rebound from the challenges of the past few years,” said Zak Schwank, RTA Chairman of the Board. “We are so grateful for this grant and excited to keep the momentum going as we work hard to give the residents of western Riverside County more reasons to ride the bus.”



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