U.S. DOT Announces $281 Million Funding Allocation for Transit Projects in Arizona, California, Minnesota, and Texas

FTA announced yesterday that a total of $281 million in additional Fiscal Year 2018 federal funding allocations would go to five transit projects through the Capital Investment Grants (CIG) Program.

The projects included as part of the announcement are the Tempe Streetcar project in Arizona; the Los Angeles Westside Purple Line Section 3 project and San Diego Mid-Coast Light Rail project in California; the Minneapolis Orange Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project in Minnesota; and the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Red and Blue Line Platform Extensions project in Texas.

FTA indicated its intent to fund the projects through an updated allocation notice for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 CIG funding appropriated by Congress. FTA is allocating approximately $281 million in appropriated FY 2018 CIG funding among the five projects, which either have a construction grant agreement or are nearing completion of all statutory and readiness requirements.  All five projects have either completed or are in process of completing the rigorous CIG program steps as outlined in law.

 

FTA has advanced funding for 17 new CIG projects throughout the nation under this administration since January 20, 2017, totaling approximately $4.8 billion in funding commitments.

 

Links:

Press release

Map of recent CIG investments
Video: FTA Advances Capital Investment Grants
Capital Investment Grants Program

Allocation notice