Transportation

AC Transit, other Bay Area transit agencies seek assist from Congress

Mark Prado

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in sharply declining ridership and emergency funding to support essential transit service remains in doubt.

As a result, public transportation faces an existential threat.

This week, AC Transit and public transit agencies in the Bay Area and across the nation are coming together to call on Congress and the Administration to provide at least $32 billion in emergency transit funding.

These funds are needed to ensure that AC Transit and other providers can continue to provide service and recover from the economic fallout of the pandemic.