Casey Releases Transit Funding Breakdown for PA Communities

Casey Releases Transit Funding Breakdown for PA Communities

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released the following statement to announce that Pennsylvania will receive $1.13 billion in new funding from the Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) as a result of the CARES Act, the latest coronavirus relief legislation:

“During this time of great uncertainty and difficulty, Pennsylvania’s rural and urban areas alike need support to respond to COVID-19. I am pleased that the transportation systems in our communities will receive a combined total of $1.13 billion in FTA grants to support transit operations, pay employees who are unable to work due to the pandemic and continue operating for those who rely on public transportation. Our public transit systems are a backbone of our communities and I will continue to work to ensure they receive the resources they need during this time of national crisis.”

Funding for urban areas is allocated to metropolitan areas while rural funding is allocated to the state. In addition to the FTA funding, rural areas will also receive funds through the Appalachian Development Public Transportation Assistance Program. 

The following jurisdictions in Pennsylvania will receive FTA grants from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act:

COVID19 FTA Grants - Pennsylvania

 

URBANIZED AREA

Amount

Pop Size Range

Philadelphia, PA-NJ-DE-MD

$700,514,215

>1M

Pittsburgh, PA

$162,133,877

>1M

Allentown, PA-NJ

$21,864,588

200k>1M

Harrisburg, PA

$27,341,803

200k>1M

Lancaster, PA

$48,079,296

200k>1M

Reading, PA

$10,530,531

200k>1M

Scranton, PA

$14,186,648

200k>1M

York, PA

$9,458,943

200k>1M

East Stroudsburg, PA-NJ

$3,432,328

50K>199K

Altoona, PA

$3,729,939

50K>199K

Binghamton, NY-PA

$136,499

50K>199K

Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA

$2,238,356

50K>199K

Chambersburg, PA

$1,941,221

50K>199K

Erie, PA

$12,021,621

50K>199K

Hanover, PA

$2,838,992

50K>199K

Hazleton, PA

$2,507,307

50K>199K

Johnstown, PA

$4,571,937

50K>199K

Lebanon, PA

$3,241,505

50K>199K

Monessen-California, PA

$2,630,114

50K>199K

Pottstown, PA

$4,057,968

50K>199K

State College, PA

$9,521,576

50K>199K

Uniontown-Connellsville, PA

$3,554,674

50K>199K

Williamsport, PA

$7,237,626

50K>199K

Rural Apportionment

$80,601,777

 

Total

$1,138,373,341

 

Nationwide, FTA is allocating $25 billion to urban and rural areas. The funding will be available to support expenses related to COVID-19 response efforts.