August 27, 2021

Congressman Neguse Announces $304.2 Million in Federal American Rescue Plan Funding for CD2 Regional Transportation District

Washington, DC—Today, Congressman Joe Neguse announced that the Denver Regional Transportation District (RTD) which services Boulder, Broomfield, and Jefferson County, will be receiving $304.2 Million from the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Transit Authority (FTA). Funded by the American Rescue Plan (ARP), this grant will help the Denver RTD maintain service and jobs as communities continue to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I am so excited to share that our communities will be receiving American Rescue Plan funds to support the transit workers of our district,” said Congressman Joe Neguse. “This funding will help protect jobs, build climate resilient transit infrastructure, and ensure continued service on vital roadways. I would like to thank Secretary Buttigieg and FTA Administrator Fernandez for providing this vital funding to our State and to the people of Colorado’s Second District.”

“Public transportation has been a lifeline for communities and the American people throughout this pandemic,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. “This funding from President Biden’s American Rescue Plan will help protect transit employees from layoffs, keep transit service running, and ensure people can get where they need to go.”

This funding is part of more than $30 billion for public transportation in the American Rescue Plan Act which was signed into law by President Biden on March 11 of this year. The Act also included $2.2 billion for additional transit pandemic-associated need, which will be awarded later this year.

Background:

Congressman Neguse was proud to join Congressional Democrats in supporting the American Rescue plan, and has applauded its success in getting shots in arms, people in jobs, and relief checks in the bank accounts of working families. This funding represents another positive outcome from a piece of legislation that has had a tremendous impact on the lives of Coloradans.

Throughout his time in Congress, Neguse has also been a staunch advocate of federal funding for infrastructure and transit projects in Colorado’s Second District. He recently announced that his team had secured $20 million for various infrastructure projects throughout the district and another $3.5 million to fund low or no-emission buses in Fort Collins. In 2020, Neguse secured $60 million for improvements to I-70 through the Vail Pass and $2 million for electric vehicles in Breckenridge.

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