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Jaime Herrera Beutler Applauds COVID-19 Funding for Clark County Transportation System

Over $15.8 million awarded to Clark County’s transit system for safety upgrades, COVID response measures

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Vancouver, June 1, 2020 | comments

Today, Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler applauded an announcement by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) of a $15,817,139 grant awarded to Clark County Public Transportation Benefit Area (C-TRAN) 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.

“There are so many folks in Clark County who rely on transit to get to their doctor appointments, jobs, and more, which is why we have to make sure public transport is taking appropriate safety measures during this time. I was pleased to help secure this funding that will protect the health of seniors and workers who depend on public transportation to go about their daily lives,” Herrera Beutler said.

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