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Congressional Leaders Reach Deal on Relief Bill; Vote to Come as Soon as Today

Congressional leaders announced an agreement Sunday on an approximately $900 billion coronavirus relief package, capping a weekend of tumultuous negotiations and teeing up votes as soon as Monday in the House and Senate.

The bill includes $45 billion in relief to transit agencies, airlines and airline contractors, airports, state DOTs, the motorcoach industry, and Amtrak. Specifically: $15 billion for airline payroll support, $1 billion for airline contractor payrolls, $14 billion for transit, $10 billion for state highways, $2 billion for airports and airport concessionaires, $2 billion for the private motorcoach, school bus, and ferry industries, and $1 billion for Amtrak. In particular, keeping transit agencies running will allow those who must take transit—essential workers, seniors, low-income and communities of color—to get to work and access services.

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