06/30/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 06/30/2020 20:59
U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is providing the Macatawa Area Express Transportation Authority (MAX Transit), which services both Holland and Zeeland, a $4.1 million grant. Stabenow and Peters helped secure this funding as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The funds will help ensure that MAX Transit will remain operational during the Coronavirus pandemic.
'The leadership and workers of Macatawa Area Express Transportation Authority work hard to make sure that people can get to their jobs, doctor appointments, and grocery stores,' said Senator Stabenow. 'This funding will make sure that they're able to continue to provide these vital services for their communities during this pandemic.'
'While the Coronavirus has upended our daily lives, Michiganders still rely on public transit - whether it be for getting to work or buying essentials like groceries and medicine,' said Senator Peters, a member of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee. 'These funds will help ensure transportation services can continue supporting critical functions in Holland and Zeeland.'
More information on the Federal Transit Administration's COVID-19 response can be found at https://www.transit.dot.gov/coronavirus.