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Feds Release Capital Investment Grants for Three Rail Transit Projects

Three major public transit projects in the western United States received a major infusion of funding from the federal government this week.
July 12, 2019, 8am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Los Angeles political leaders break ground on the Purple Line extension in 2014.
Eric Garcetti

"The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) yesterday announced a total of $300 million in federal funding allocations to three transit-rail projects in California, Washington and Arizona," according to an article published on the Progressive Railroading website.

The Capital Investment Grants (CIG) program funding will allocate $100 million each to:

  1. The third and final phase of the extension of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Purple Line subway.
  2. The Federal Way project, which will extend Sound Transit light rail from Angle Lake Station in SeaTac, Washington, through the cities of Des Moines, Kent and Federal Way;
  3. A 5.5-mile extension of Valley Metro light rail, connecting downtown Phoenix with the South Mountain Village Core.
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Published on Thursday, July 11, 2019 in Progressive Railroading
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