The New Jersey Transit Corporation will receive a record federal grant of $1.4 billion from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to keep the system operational during the pandemic, US President Donald Trump said in a statement on Friday, APA reports.
“I am proud to announce that NJ Transit will receive $1.4 billion in CARES Act funding to assist in their continued operations and to keep people moving in the NY/NJ area!” Trump said in a Twitter message.
“The largest single federal transit grant to New Jersey Transit ever.”
On Thursday, Trump announced an allocation of $500 million of the CARES Act to the New York transportation system.
The US state of New Jersey has confirmed a total of 142,704 COVID-19 cases and 9,946 deaths, according to the state’s health department.