PVTA being awarded $36.6M in CARES Act funding

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Congressman Richard Neal is set to announce $36.6 million in federal funding for the PVTA Friday.

The money is through the CARES Act, which was an emergency aid bill passed in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Congressman Neal will talk about the funding with PVTA Administrator Sandra Sheehan during an event at Union Station at 12:00 p.m.

Since pandemic’s effects began being felt in western Massachusetts, the PVTA has been providing service for essential trips only.

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