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Mass-Transit Systems Poised to Get $25 Billion in Federal Aid

  • Federal cash will help cover lost revenue from the coronavirus
  • New York’s MTA to receive $4 billion of federal help: Foye
An empty subway car in New York City on March 23.
Photographer: Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images

Mass-transit agencies throughout the U.S. would get $25 billion from the federal rescue package as the coronavirus nearly wipes out ridership on some subways, buses and commuter lines.

The financial lifeline for public transportation systems is part of a $2 trillion stimulus package aimed to lessen the blow to individuals and companies as the spread of the virus forces some states and cities to close all businesses except for those providing essential services.