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The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas (METRO) virtual public hearing for proposed Fiscal Year 2021 Operating & Capital Budgets (October 1, 2020 – September 30, 2021).
Based on the current guidance from public health officials recommending the limitation of in-person public meetings to slow the spread of the Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, the public hearing was conducted virtually.
Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas (METRO) Public Notice
On March 27, 2020 the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law. On April 2, 2020 the Federal Transit Administration announced the CARES Act Section 5307 Apportionment to the Houston UZA in the amount of $258,569,336.
At its April 23, 2020 meeting, the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas (METRO) approved the CARES Act Section 5307 Urbanized Area Formula Funds.
On April 29, 2020 METRO sub-allocated the CARES Act funding as follows:
Harris County: $4,200,000
Fort Bend County: $4,742,243
Gulf Coast Center: $791,867
Further information may be obtained by contacting Albert Lyne, METRO Director of Grant Programs, at 713-739-4697 or
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