Public Transportation and Amtrak Funding in the CARES Act (P.L. 116-136) [March 30, 2020] [open pdf - 531KB]
From the Document: "On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) Act (P.L. 116- 136) was signed into law. Included in the act is a $25 billion appropriation from the general fund of the U.S. Treasury for public transportation agencies and another $1 billion for Amtrak. This emergency funding would support agencies in the midst of an unprecedented decline in ridership due to the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic. For example, the Washington Area Metropolitan Transit Authority has reported that in late March 2020 its rail ridership is down about 90% on a daily basis compared with equivalent days a year earlier, and bus ridership is down about 70%. Amtrak's ridership is down about 90%."
CRS Insight, IN11293
Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/