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Huntington bus service gets $2.5M federal grant

Huntington Area Rapid Transit will receive a $2.5 million grant as part of the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

The money, provided to the Town of Huntington’s bus service through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration, will be used for operating, administrative and preventive maintenance expenses to support HART’s fixed-route and paratransit services. 

“We know many of our nation’s public transportation systems are facing extraordinary challenges and these funds will go a long way to assisting our transit industry partners in battling COVID-19,” FTA Deputy Administrator K. Jane Williams, said in an agency statement. “These federal funds will support operating assistance to transit agencies of all sizes providing essential travel and supporting transit workers across the country who are unable to work because of the public health emergency.”

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