The Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) Executive Board on Thursday approved distribution of $258.2 million in relief funds to King County Metro. This amount is a portion of the $580 million provided to the region’s transit agencies from the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 (CRRSAA).

Under federal legislation, the PSRC has project selection authority for all projects using regional funds from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). PSRC worked with leaders from the region’s nine transit agencies to develop the funding recommendation after discussion of the unique situation and needs due to the pandemic.

Transit AgencyFunding Amount
Community Transit$35,417,280
Everett Transit$8,887,014
King County Metro$258,199,722
Kitsap Transit$13,998,231
Pierce County Ferry$2,913,242
Pierce Transit$28,490,069
City of Seattle$2,617,679
Sound Transit$179,660,964
Washington State Ferries$50,000,000

PSRC develops policies and coordinates decisions about regional growth, transportation and economic development planning within King, Kitsap, Pierce and Snohomish counties. The Council is composed of nearly 100 jurisdictions, including all four counties, cities and towns, ports, state and local transportation agencies, and tribal governments within the region.

This information was originally posted on the Puget Sound Regional Council’s webpage.