FTA allocates $544.3 million for transit infrastructure projects

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Double Track Northwest Indiana Project in Gary

The Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is allocating a total of $544.3 million in federal funding to seven transit infrastructure projects in Arizona, California, Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina and Utah.

“This $544.3 million federal investment will help ensure that critical improvements can be made to our country’s public transportation systems,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elain Chao said in a statement.

San Francisco, Calif.: Transbay Corridor Core Capacity Project

 The Transbay Corridor Core Capacity Project received an FFGA in September 2020. The project will improve capacity on the existing Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) heavy rail system. The FTA is allocating $250.7 million in CIG funds to the project.

Gary, Ind.: Double Track Northwest Indiana Project

The Gary Double Track Northwest Indiana Project is a New Starts project in the Engineering phase of the CIG program. The project includes construction of 26.6 miles of new second track on the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) South Shore commuter rail line in northern Indiana between Gary and Michigan City, including two miles of new right-of-way. The FTA is allocating $49.4 million in CIG funds to the project.

Raleigh, N.C.: Wake Bus Rapid Transit New Bern Avenue Project

The Wake Bus Rapid Transit New Bern Avenue Project is a five-mile BRT line to be constructed by the City of Raleigh that will improve access and mobility along the New Bern Avenue corridor, connecting the Raleigh central business district and communities eastward to North New Hope Road. The FTA is allocating $35 million in CIG funds to the project.

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