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$7.6 Million In CARES Act Funding Will Help CU Cover Transit Service Operating Costs

Frank Miller

City Utilities will get a $7.6 million federal grant to help cover transit service operating costs related to the coronavirus pandemic.  U.S. Senator Roy Blunt announced the funding Tuesday. 

According to the Federal Transit Administration, the funding will go toward the purchase of personal protective equipment, operator salaries, fuel and other needs.  The grant is 100 federally-funded with no local match, according to Blunt’s office.  It’s part of the CARES Act, which included $25 billion in Transit Infrastructure grants.

Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. She likes to tell stories that make a difference. Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.