Jun 5th 2020 | Posted in Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline

Washington, D.C. – The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) awarded $891 million to 12 transit infrastructure projects across the nation on May 29.
FTA awarded $100 million to the 2.6-mile extension of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (LACMTA) heavy rail system to the Westwood/Veterans Hospital area. The project includes the construction of two stations.

Rendering of IndyGo Purple Line station

The Valley Metro South Central Light Rail extension from downtown Phoenix to the South Mountain Village Core will benefit from $100 million in FTA grant monies. The project also calls for the construction of nine additional stations.

Lake County, Indiana is set to receive $100 million for the south shore extension of its West Lake Corridor Commuter Rail System.

Smaller projects receiving funding are:

  • Miami-Dade County, Florida – South Corridor Rapid Transit Project – $99.99 million;
  • Portland, Oregon – Max Red Line Extension and Reliability Improvements – $99.99 million;
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Downtown-Uptown-Oakland-East End Bus Rapid Transit Project – $99.95 million;
  • Indianapolis, Indiana – IndyGo Purple Rapid Transit Line – $77.5 million;
  • Ogden, Utah – Ogden-Weber State University Bus Rapid Transit Project – $64.5 million;
  • Albany, New Work – Washington/Western Bus Rapid Transit Project – $60.9 million;
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin – East-West Bus Rapid Transit Project – $40.94 million;
  • Vancouver, Washington – Mill Plain Bus Rapid Transit Project – $24.9 million; and,
  • St. Petersburg, Florida – Central Avenue Bus Rapid Transit Project – $21.8 million.
FTA’s Capital Investment Grants (CIG) program will provide the funding to advance the readiness of projects for a construction grant agreement or a full funding grant agreement.