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Jaime Herrera Beutler Applauds COVID-19 Funding for Longview Transportation System

Over $3.5 million awarded to the City of Longview’s transit system for safety upgrades, COVID response measures

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Washington, May 21, 2020 | comments

Today, Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler applauded an announcement by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) of a $3,585,637 grant awarded to the City of Longview that will pay for operating, administrative, and preventative maintenance costs to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak.

As a senior member of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee, Herrera Beutler helped secure this funding in the CARES Act, which will also include maintenance of transit buses, including sanitizing, modifications for social distancing, driver and other staff personal protective devices, salaries for staff on administrative leave, and continued connections for travelers.

“Easily accessible transit is a lifeline for folks in Longview and Kelso, but it needs to be done in a manner that prioritizes safety and public health. I was pleased to help secure this funding to enhance the safety for seniors, workers and others who continue to rely on public transportation,” Herrera Beutler said. 

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