Tulsa Transit’s share of federal coronavirus relief money is roughly $19.7 million.
General Manager Ted Rieck reported the allocation from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security, or CARES, Act to the transit board this week.
"This is a huge amount of money for us. It’s, like, 82% of our annual budget and three times our normal allocation," Rieck said.
Rieck's priority for the funding is offsetting an expected decrease in funding next fiscal year from the City of Tulsa as it deals with a 13% drop in general revenue.