Tag: FTA


FTA announces $686M in grants for rail station accessibility

January 3, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

The Federal Transit Administration on Monday announced some $686 million in grants to retrofit or upgrade rail stations to improve accessibility for those with disabilities or mobility needs. The grants come from the first round of funding under the All […]

Construction Processes, Financial

FTA announces key priorities, public transit funding under infrastructure law

November 16, 2021

Via: Roads & Bridges

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced key priorities and funding for public transportation as a result of President Biden signing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) into law. The law authorizes up to $108 billion, including $91 billion in […]

Construction Processes, Financial

FTA Allocates $554M to Seven Transit Projects

December 17, 2020

Via: ENR

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has given seven transit projects around the country some welcome news, allocating a total of $554.3 million to help finance them. The funding, which FTA announced on Dec. 17, comes from the agency’s Capital Investment […]

Construction Processes, Financial, Interaction of Expertise

Los Angeles-area transit project costs could reach $14B

July 26, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

If private companies are enlisted to perform the design work, the firm responsible for the selected route will have the chance to build the project as a public-private partnership (P3), providing needed financing and possibly operating and maintaining the line […]

Construction Processes, Financial

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, approves $2.5B light-rail project

December 10, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

The FTA’s New Starts funding initiative is part of the agency’s $2.3 billion-a-year Capital Investment Grants (CIG) program and is reserved for select transportation projects of $300 million or more that are seeking funding of at least $100 million. In […]

Construction Processes, Financial

Federal government agrees to $1.2B Seattle light-rail grant

November 26, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

The project’s initial budget has grown from an estimated $2.4 billion, reportedly because of increased costs of land, materials, debt financing, rail cars and system design features, on top of a required $170 million contingency required by the FTA as […]

Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Transit group: Trump administration behind on $1.4B funding

August 15, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

In June, Sound Transit reported that it would award major contracts for the Lynnwood Link extension by fall, even though it has not yet received federal grant money. Echoing the concerns of Transportation for America, the agency has been planning […]