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COVID-19 Information

As a result of a court order, effective April 18, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) January 29, 2021 Order requiring masks on public transportation conveyances and at transportation hubs is no longer in effect. Therefore, CDC will not enforce the Order. CDC continues to recommend that people wear masks in indoor public transportation settings at this time. These changes do not preclude a transportation operator from imposing its own face mask requirements. Please follow the guidance of your local transit agency/authority. 

In addition, effective immediately, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will not enforce its mask-related Security Directives. TSA is also withdrawing its Security Directive 1582/84-21-01E, which was issued on April 15, 2022, and was scheduled to take effect on April 19, 2022.

For transit safety questions, please submit your question(s) through the FTA Contact Us form. 


American Rescue Plan Act of 2021American Rescue Plan graphic

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, which became law on March 11, 2021, includes $30.5 billion in federal funding to support the nation’s public transportation systems as they continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and support the President’s call to vaccinate the U.S. population.


Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021

The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 (CRRSAA) includes $900 billion in supplemental appropriations for COVID-19 relief, $14 billion of which will be allocated to support the transit industry during the COVID-19 pandemic. CRRSAA became law on December 27, 2020.



The FTA Cares icon.Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

On Friday, March 27, 2020, the CARES Act was signed into law. FTA is allocating $25 billion to recipients of the urbanized area and rural area formula funds.

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Last updated: Thursday, November 3, 2022