U.S. Department of Transportation Celebrates Groundbreaking for Bus Rapid Transit Line in Kansas City

Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Acting Administrator K. Jane Williams participated in a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday to begin construction of a new bus rapid transit (BRT) line in Kansas City. The Prospect MAX BRT line will provide faster and more convenient access to jobs, schools, and services in downtown Kansas City.

Acting Administrator Williams was joined by Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) CEO Robbie Makinen and Kansas City elected officials at the future site of the East Village Transit Center to launch construction of the BRT line, which was supported by a $29.9 million grant through FTA’s Capital Investment Grants (CIG) Program. FTA’s CIG funding for this project was announced in April 2018.

FTA’s CIG program supports major transit capital projects nationwide. Under the current Administration, FTA has advanced 13 new CIG projects totaling approximately $3.3 billion in funding commitments.

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