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USDOT to award USD220 million to rail projects, US [free access]

September 17, 2020

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has awarded USD220.53 million under USDOT BUILD grants to 13 projects that will deliver transit infrastructure improvements and passenger rail improvements or have an element that will improve transit capacity or access.


Under transit-specific grants, Teton County has been awarded a USD20 million grant for the Teton Mobility Corridor Improvement Project in JacksonHole. The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA) has been awarded USD15 million for Phase I of the Rail Car Replacement Program. The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) has been awarded USD14.2 million for the KC Streetcar Riverfront Extension. The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) has been awarded USD13 million to renovate and expand RFTA’s satellite maintenance facility into a regional transit hub. The Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa has been awarded USD5.8 million for its Transportation Renewal Project.


Under passenger rail grants, the North Central Texas Council of Governments has been awarded USD25 million for the North Texas Multimodal Operations, Velocity, Efficiency and Safety (NT MOVES) Program. The city of Lexington has been awarded USD24.96 million to build a multimodal passenger rail and bus station in Lexington’s Depot District and to complete other infrastructural works. Caltrans has been awarded USD20 million for the Stockton Diamond Grade Separation Project. The Western Connecticut Council of Government has been awarded USD400,000.


Under projects with transit-related elements, Polk County has been awarded USD25 million for the Broadway Avenue Multimodal Improvements Project. The Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments has been awarded USD23.67 million for the Glass City Riverwalk Project. The city of Norfolk has been awarded USD14.4 million for the St. Paul’s Transformation Project. The Nez Perce Tribe has been awarded USD19.1 million for the Aht’Wy Interchange Project in Lapwai, Idaho.