ARKANSAS (KNWA/KFTA) — Ozark Regional Transit (ORT) is getting grant money from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to help offset additional costs in preventative maintenance and other expenses related to COVID-19.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced the $4.3 million grant to ORT for COVID-19 response. The funds awarded are part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed by President Donald Trump on March 27, 2020.
The agency may receive additional funding down the road, according to Chao’s statement. “This funding is based on the agency’s current request and may not represent the full amount the agency will receive.”
Chao said, “This historic $25 billion in grant funding will ensure our nation’s public transportation systems can continue to provide services to the millions of Americans who continue to depend on them.”