WASHINGTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — The U.S. Department of Transportation will provide more than $277 million to help hurricane-damaged public transportation in Texas, Florida, Georgia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin islands.
The funding announced Thursday is earmarked for response and rebuilding projects related to last year’s hurricanes — Harvey, Irma and Maria — plus for emergency preparedness.READ MORE: Police Arrest Adan Garcia For DWI Crash That Killed Pregnant Woman, Her Child & Good Samaritan
Sixty-eight people were killed as a result of Hurricane Harvey which caused $125 billion in damage.READ MORE: Outcry After North Texas School Administrator Urges Presenting 'Opposing' Views Of The Holocaust
Hurricanes Irma and Maria came ashore in September.
The DOT’s Federal Transit Administration says the bulk of the grants — $223.5 million — will assist Puerto Rico. Parts of the island still lack power.
Texas will receive $23.3 million, while Florida’s share is $22.8 million.
The federal money includes $6.7 million for the U.S. Virgin Islands, plus $187,000 for Georgia.MORE NEWS: AMC Theatres To Offer Open Caption Showtimes In More Than 100 U.S. Markets
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