PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — An Illinois lawmaker checking in locally on how federally funded coronavirus relief is working.
Congressman Darin LaHood stopped by Peoria Charter Coach Company today.
The more than 80-year-old business received $2 million dollars from the Coronavirus Economic Relief for Transportation Services program.
The company’s president saying the CERTS program saved his business and helped bring back his workers.
“For 11 months I come to work and there are no cars in my parking lot. Now I come to work there are cars in my parking lot. I have a jump to my steps. I’m walking on a cloud now,” said Peoria Charter Coach Company President Bill Winkler.
Congressman LaHood says transportation companies were one of many businesses disproportionally impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.