U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, announced June 2 that the city of San Marcos will be awarded $6,429,168 in federal funds as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, to help transit providers continue to operate through the coronavirus pandemic.
The multimillion-dollar grant comes through the Federal Transit Administration and will support the city with operating, administrative and preventive maintenance costs in order to respond and recover from the coronavirus outbreak, according to a press release.
“While Texans continue doing everything they can in response to the spread of the coronavirus, we in Washington should give them everything they need to succeed,” Cornyn said. “I’m thankful to the Trump Administration for encouraging transit improvement in San Marcos.”
The grant to the city of San Marcos is part of the $25 billion allocated to FTA through the CARES Act to help the nation’s public transportation systems respond to the coronavirus.