Bipartisan bill ramps up federal funding contribution for rural public transit

  • Date: 08/20/2020

U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds (R-SD) recently unveiled a bipartisan bill that would bolster the federal government’s funding contribution to improve public transportation in America’s rural communities.

Sen. Rounds on Aug. 6 cosponsored the Investments in Rural Transit Act of 2020, S. 4468, with bill sponsor U.S. Sen. Tina Smith (D-MN) to increase the federal contribution to 80 percent for operating assistance in rural areas having high transit dependency.

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