SPUR Urges Congress to Include Transit Funding in Federal Rescue Packages

Policy Letter March 18, 2020

SPUR sent letters to Senator Feinstein, Senator Harris, and Congresswoman Pelosi, urging Congress to account for the revenue impacts to transit in rescue packages as part of the novel coronavirus response. We further urge Congress to distribute funding using a formula-based approach that accounts for losses faced by all transit operators throughout the country. The approach should include targeted formula funding for those operators like BART, Caltrain, and SF Muni that are heavily dependent on steeply declining fare revenues and sales taxes and are continuing to operate essential transit services during this public health emergency.

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