Cartwright Announces over $7 Million in CARES Act Funding for Luzerne County Transportation Authority
Scranton, PA – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) today announced the release of $7,760,096 to the Luzerne County Transportation Authority (LCTA) from the Federal Transit Administration through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The CARES Act provides $25 billion to transit agencies to help navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.
This grant will help pay for administrative, operating and preventative maintenance costs related to the COVID-19 public health emergency. The funds are available to cover expenses such as personal protective equipment (PPE), hand sanitizers, extra cleaning supplies, disinfectant wipes, work-at-home computer equipment, computer software for remote meetings and signage for employees and passengers.
“In northeastern Pennsylvania, many residents rely on public transit to meet their everyday needs, and they need to know our transportation systems are taking the necessary steps to make their travel as low-risk as possible,” said Rep. Cartwright, a member of the House Appropriations Committee. “This funding will help LCTA continue to comply with health and sanitation requirements and ensure the safety of passengers and employees as they provide essential services to our region.”