FTA Receives First Utility for Transit Pilot Program, Releases Funding for four Tasks – Administration


Calif.’s Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority submitted the primary software for the FTA’s Expedited Mission Supply Pilot Program. The company additionally acquired $100 million in funding for the BART Silicon Valley Part II venture.


The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) acquired the primary software for its newly established Expedited Mission Supply (EPD) Pilot Program from Calif.’s Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA).

This system goals to realize quicker supply of recent transit infrastructure tasks that make the most of public-private partnerships, are deliberate to be operated and maintained by workers of an current public transportation supplier, and have a federal share not exceeding 25% of the venture price.

Along with finishing an software, VTA acquired $100 million from the FTA for the Bay Space Speedy Transit (BART) Silicon Valley Part II venture. That is the second funding allocation to VTA underneath the EPD Pilot Program. The FTA beforehand introduced a $125 million funding allocation to the transit company in August 2019.

The BART Part II Mission is a 6.5-mile extension of the BART system from the Berryessa Station by downtown San Jose to the Metropolis of Santa Clara. The whole estimated venture price is $6.86 billion, and VTA has requested $1.715 billion in funding by FTA’s EPD Program. The funding allocations will likely be awarded to the transit company when the venture has met all program necessities wanted to proceed to a building grant settlement.

Along with offering funding to VTA, the FTA introduced the allocation of federal funding for 3 tasks by its Capital Funding Grants (CIG) Program. The tasks chosen for funding embrace:

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The Valley Metro Regional Public Transportation Authority in Phoenix, Ariz., will obtain a complete of $529.eight million for a 5.5-mile gentle rail extension from downtown Phoenix to the South Mountain Village, enhancing entry and mobility all through the area.The Metropolis of Kansas Metropolis, Mo. Will obtain a complete of $174.1 million for its three.5-mile Kansas Metropolis Streetcar Fundamental Avenue Extension Mission. The streetcar extension contains 9 stations, transit sign precedence, and enhancements to intersections and sidewalks.NJ Transit will obtain a complete of $766.5 million for the Portal North Bridge venture in Hudson County, N.J. The venture is building of a brand new, two-track mounted construction railroad bridge throughout the Hackensack River, alongside the Northeast Hall to exchange the growing older bridge.


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