KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) is receiving $51.3 million in a grant as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced Friday.
The funding will support KCATA’s operations throughout the Kansas City area during the COVID-19 crisis.
“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,” Federal Transit Administration Acting Administrator K. Jane Williams said Friday in a release.
KCATA’s portion of the funding comes from nearly $25 billion granted to transportation efforts nationwide.