Rep. Delgado Introduces Bill To Increase Funding For Rural Transportation

May 19, 2020
In The News

A New York congressman has introduced legislation to boost funding for rural public transportation.

Democratic Congressman Antonio Delgado of the 19th District says his bill increases funding for grants for the Rural Areas Program at the Federal Transit Administration by 55 percent for fiscal year 2021, with a $20 million increase per year until 2025. Delgado, who sits on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, says the legislation will give rural communities funding to expand bus routes, and make improvements to public transportation systems that increase accessibility and enable economic development.