Four states to receive federal funding for transit infrastructure projects

Aug. 28, 2020

A total of $400 million in federal funding will be allocated by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to four transit infrastructure projects in Arizona, Indiana, Missouri, and New Jersey.

The projects are advancing towards readiness to receive a Full Funding Grant Agreement (FFGA) under FTA’s Capital Investment Grants (CIG) Program. The projects must meet additional requirements in law before a grant can be awarded.

With this announcement, FTA has advanced funding for 39 new CIG projects throughout the nation under this administration since January 20, 2017, totaling approximately $9.7 billion in funding commitments.

"These critical rail transit infrastructure projects will help communities improve transit service as they continue to address the impacts of COVID-19 and recover from this public health emergency," FTA Deputy Administrator K. Jane Williams said in a statement.

The CIG Program provides funding for major transit infrastructure capital investments nationwide. Projects accepted into the program must go through a multi-year, multi-step process according to requirements in law to be eligible for consideration to receive program funds.

CIG projects receiving allocations include the Northwest Extension Phase II Project in Phoenix, Arizona; Double Track Northwest Indiana Project in Gary, Indiana; Kansas City Streetcar Main Street Extension Project in Kansas City, Missouri; and the Portal North Bridge Project in Hudson County, New Jersey.

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SOURCE: Federal Transit Administration