Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The world is experiencing an expanding outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19). FTA encourages transit agencies to be informed and prepared.
Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act
On Friday, March 27, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act into law. FTA is allocating $25 billion to recipients of urbanized area and rural area formula funds. Learn more
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) from FTA Grantees Regarding the CARES Act (4-2-2020)
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) from FTA Grantees Regarding Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (3-27-2020)
- USDOT Guidance on Compliance with DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing Regulations (3-23-2020)
Press Releases, Blogs & Announcements
- U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $25 Billion Funding Allocation to Help Nation’s Public Transportation Systems Respond to COVID-19 (4-2-2020)
- U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Deadline Extension for Federal Transit Administration Competitive Grant Programs (3-27-2020)
- Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao's Comments with Transit Stakeholders (3-26-2020)
- Making Public Transit Safer During the COVID-19 Outbreak blog by Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao (3-18-2020)
- U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Increased Flexibility to Help Transit Agencies Respond to Coronavirus (3-13-2020)
Other Federal Resources
- CDC Resources for Transit Employees
- What Bus Transit Operators Need to Know About COVID-19
- What Rail Transit Operators Need to Know About COVID-19
- What Transit Maintenance Workers Need to Know About COVID-19
- What Transit Station Workers Need to Know About COVID-19
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- CDC has established a landing page with the latest information from CDC and the overarching medical community on COVID-19, including information on how it spreads, symptoms, prevention and treatment, stigma and COVID-19, what to do if you are sick, and frequently asked questions.
For more information and to ask questions, contact FTAResponse@dot.gov.
Updated: Monday, April 6, 2020