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Representative Darin LaHood

Representing the 18th District of Illinois

Rep. LaHood Announces Over $10.2 Million in Funding for Greater Peoria Mass Transit District

May 12, 2020
Press Release

PEORIA, IL — Congressman Darin LaHood (R-IL) announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) awarded $10,259,898 in funding to Greater Peoria Mass Transit (GPMTD). The funding was authorized in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act through the Urbanized Area Formula funds.

“COVID—19 has placed an incredible strain on public transportation, decreasing revenues and ridership in Peoria and across central Illinois,” said Rep. LaHood. “Congress and the federal government took important steps to provide relief to mass transit districts and local governments during this pandemic in the CARES Act. It’s important that residents have access to safe public transportation, and this funding will ensure the Greater Peoria Mass Transit District can get through this challenging time.”

The funding will be used for operating expenses and protective equipment in order to respond to and recover from COVID—19.

Learn more about grant funding from the FTA HERE.