February 03, 2022

Cortez Masto Announces $30.5M in Funding for Public Transit for Nevada Through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) announced that $30,551,703 she helped secure through the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will be coming to Nevada to support public transportation, including cleaner transportation technologies, and help the state’s economy continue to recover from the pandemic.

“Workers and families need safe and reliable transit services, which is why I made sure that the infrastructure bill included significant funding to improve access to public transportation,” said Senator Cortez Masto. “These investments will help us create jobs, grow our economy, combat the climate crisis, and keep Nevadans safe. I’ll continue to work in the Senate to connect communities and make sure transit in our state is affordable and efficient.”

Fiscal Year 2022 funds from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will be distributed as follows:

  • $16,201,916 to the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada              
  • $5,256,705 to the Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County                
  • $6,722,855 to the state of Nevada                                                                                  
  • $1,594,407 to the Tahoe Transportation District                                                           
  • $707,166 to Carson City                                                                 
  • $37,601 to the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe                                                                
  • $28,677 to the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony     
  • $1,441 to the Elko Band Council                                                                            
  • $935 to the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe                                                                                              

As part of her Innovation State Initiative, Senator Cortez Masto has worked to improve transportation and road safety all over the state. Through her seat the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, which has jurisdiction over the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) federal transit programs, Cortez Masto has consistently advocated for increased support for vital transportation projects. Senator Cortez Masto secured multiple transportation provisions in the bipartisan infrastructure bill to help Nevada communities make even more improvements to their roads and bridges, improve transportation planning, expand electric vehicle infrastructure, make traveling to school safer for students, and support smart cities that use technology to solve transportation challenges.