Omnitrans Secures $13.39 Million in Federal Funding | Public works
On March 9, Rep. Pete Aguilar praised $13,391,560 in new federal funding he helped secure for Omnitrans. Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funding comes from the U.S. bailout, landmark legislation that has delivered more than 200 million vaccines across the country and critical resources to safely reopen schools, help small businesses stay open and fund public safety and commuter trains. and bus service. The US bailout was enacted nearly a year ago, in March 2021.
âA year later, the benefits of the US bailout are still being felt here in the Inland Empire,â Aguilar said. “I’m proud to have helped secure these vital resources for our community and will continue to work to expand the Inland Empire’s transit system to grow our economy, reduce road and highway traffic, and improve our air quality.
The U.S. bailout included $30.5 billion in federal funding to support the nation’s public transportation systems as they continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, and 99% of that funding has been allocated. Today’s funding will help Omnitrans maintain day-to-day operations, combat the spread of pathogens in transit systems, and ensure critical staffing levels are met.
“Omnitrans is grateful for Congressman Aguilar’s support in securing this critical Federal Transit Administration funding made possible by the U.S. bailout,” said Erin Rogers, CEO and CEO of the Transit Agency. Omnitrans. âReinforced on-board security measures for customers and employees, additional service resumption and full branch staffing are Omnitrans’ priorities for the coming year; this funding will help the agency achieve its strategic goals and provide improved service to our region.