U.S. DOT announces more federal grants to transit agencies

As the Omicron variant of COVID-19 continues to spread in the United States and hold much of the world in its grip, the U.S. Department of Transportation has announced additional American Rescue Plan grants to help transit agencies continue to battle the impacts of COVID.

MARTA receives $285.7 million ARP grant

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced a $285.7 million award of American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds to the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) in Atlanta, Georgia.

Alarm bells for public transit?

“[We’re experiencing] the longest, most severe period of supressed ridership for any of the nation’s public transit systems” is how the New York Times characterized the situation facing U.S. public transit in