Westmoreland County Transit Authority To Receive $7.3 Million Grant

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By NewsRadio 1020 KDKA

Greensburg, Pa (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - The Westmoreland County Transit Authority is on the receiving end of federal grant money.

WCTA will receive $7.3 million in funds from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

The money will be used to maintain service amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This historic $25 billion in grant funding will ensure our nation’s public transportation systems can continue to provide services to the millions of Americans who continue to depend on them,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao.

Earlier this summer, Pittsbburgh International Airport was awarded $3 million in grant money for safety and infrustructure.

Chao told KDKA Radio at the time that "Telework is having tremendous impact on the volume using our transportation network. Airlines, for example, are experiencing about a 96 percent drop in passenger volume. Transit has experienced about a 98 percent drop. And we've got airports, that have obviously seen tremendous revenue drops as well because no one's coming through the airport."