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Federal funding will support restoration of transit service in State College

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) announced $205,000 from the American Rescue Plan for the Centre Area Transportation Authority (CATA). The funding will support planning efforts aimed at restoring transit services that were previously curbed due to COVID-19, allowing passengers to enjoy restored transit services across central Pennsylvania.

“In central Pennsylvania, thousands of people rely on public transit to get to work and school, to travel to the grocery store and the pharmacy, to visit family and friends. While the pandemic impacted CATA’s ability to maintain full services, this funding from the American Rescue Plan will help get it back on track and boost the region’s economy. I will continue to bring transportation funding to Pennsylvania and advocate for robust infrastructure investments for the Commonwealth,” said Senator Casey.

Public transit in the State College area has previously received $2.5 million from the Infrastructure Investment in Jobs Act.