The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) introduced a $173 million federal grant settlement with the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) for the Double Observe Northwest Indiana Venture. The challenge will enhance transportation choices in northwest Indiana, together with residents touring to downtown Chicago and South Bend Worldwide Airport.
The Double Observe Northwest Indiana Venture is a 26.6-mile second monitor on NICTD’s South Shore commuter rail line between Gary and Michigan Metropolis in Indiana. The entire challenge price is $491 million with $173 million in funding offered by way of FTA’s Capital Funding Grants (CIG) Program.
“FTA is proud to affix our companions in northern Indiana to enhance mobility, cut back journey instances, and spur financial growth alongside this hall,” mentioned FTA Deputy Administrator Okay. Jane Williams. “Commuters on the South Shore Line can sit up for extra environment friendly commuter rail service connecting them to downtown Chicago, whereas supporting financial restoration.”
FTA’s CIG program offers funding for main transit infrastructure tasks nationwide. Tasks accepted into this system should undergo a multi-year, multi-step course of in response to necessities in legislation to be eligible for consideration to obtain program funds.
Since January 2017, the FTA has superior funding for 41 new CIG tasks all through the nation, totaling roughly $10.7 billion in funding commitments.