U.S. Transportation Secretary announces Port Authority will receive $216.9 million grant

PITTSBURGH — U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced on Monday that the Port Authority of Allegheny County will be receiving $216.9 million in grant funds from The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA).

The funds are a part of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) and were granted in an effort to maintain transportation services and jobs as transit agencies recover from the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Public transportation has been a lifeline for communities and the American people throughout this pandemic,” Buttigieg said. “This funding from President Biden’s American Rescue Plan will help protect transit employees from layoffs, keep transit service running and ensure people can get where they need to go.”

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