Rep. Estes Announces $14 Million in CARES Act Funding for Wichita Transit
Washington, June 11, 2020
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) announced $14,021,668 in CARES Act funding for Wichita Transit through the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). The City of Wichita can use funds for bus driver wages and personal protection equipment, as well as preventative maintenance and sanitation of vehicles.
“As we start to reopen Wichita, it’s critical that workers and families have safe, reliable transportation,” said Rep. Estes. “I’m glad that Secretary Chao and the Trump administration are ensuring Wichita and Kansas are receiving necessary funding from the CARES Act.”
Rep. Estes voted in support of the CARES Act, which included $25 billion in funding for transit agencies. More information on FTA grants can be found here.Ron Estes is a 5th generation Kansan and represents Kansas’ 4th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. He serves on the House Committee on Ways and Means.