Federal Stimulus Provides Short Term Funding for Transit & Shifts Focus to Infrastructure Projects

April 15, 2020

On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed the $2 Trillion “Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act” that includes $25 billion to help the nation’s transit operators respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Bay Area region’s share is projected to be $1.3 billion.

Transportation discussions in Washington DC have begun to focus on infrastructure as an opportunity to mitigate and stimulate the national economy which is reeling from the continued impacts of the COVID-19 disease. This has included identification of “Shovel Ready” projects. STA projects staff have developed a list of shovel ready transportation projects in preparation for this emerging discussion in Washington, DC, Sacramento, and at MTC. Click here to view the STA’s list of Shovel Ready projects.