Sinema: $8.1 Million for Yuma County ‘supports jobs and Yuma’s transportation system’

Jul 9, 2020

WASHINGTON – Yuma County Area Transit was awarded $8.1 million in Urbanized Area Formula funds through the CARES Act, championed into law by Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Today’s CARES Act funding supports jobs and Yuma’s transportation system during the global pandemic,” said Sinema.
Yuma County Area Transit will use the $8.1 million grant for expenses associated with the operations of the fixed-route transit system, fuel for transit vehicles, utilities for its busy facility, and operational and administrative related activities. These funds, provided by the CARES Act, help prevent, prepare, and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In addition to the $8,197,915 million granted to Yuma County Area Transit, Sinema also helped secure a number of priorities in the sweeping coronavirus-response CARES Act law, including a $150 billion relief fund for state, local, and Tribal governments, $55 billion more in investments in hospitals and health care workers, and an increase in unemployment benefits. Sinema also wrote an op-ed outlining Arizona needs she is working to include in the next coronavirus-response legislation.
Sinema has also added a resources page to her website,, for Arizonans looking for the latest information on coronavirus.