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Transit, Amtrak to get funds in coronavirus aid and stimulus package

Congress has agreed to a coronavirus aid and stimulus package worth about $900 billion that includes money for transit and Amtrak. The Washington Post reports the House summary of the bill’s contents lists $14 billion in aid for transit, and $1 billion for Amtrak as part of a $45 billion package of transportation aid. The funding also includes $16 billion in airline employee support, $2 billion for intercity buses, and $1 billion for airports.


Congressional leaders announced the deal Sunday afternoon and said the package could be approved quickly, the Post reports. Among other provisions, the deal includes individual stimulus checks of up to $600 for millions of Americans.


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