Coalition calls for $32B in transit funding in next COVID stimulus package

A lack of federal funding could put the brakes on public transportation, a coalition of 24 Senators said in a letter to Senate leaders Wednesday.

Led by Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ), the partisan coalition urged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Minority Leaders Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to provide $32 billion emergency supplemental funding for public transit agencies in the next COVID-19 stimulus package.