10 Sep '18, 4pm

Sound Transit lands $100M from FTA for light rail extension

The $100 million in FY 2018 funding for Lynnwood Link follows $100 million in FY 2017 funding that was appropriated by Congress. Sound Transit The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) awarded Sound Transit ’s Lynnwood Link light rail extension $100 million in FY 2018 Capital Investment Grant (CIG) funding. “This is a very positive step toward securing the $1.17 billion full funding grant agreement (FFGA) we need to start building Lynnwood Link next year,” said Sound Transit Board Chair and Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers. “Residents across our region are urgently awaiting transportation relief and are making historic investments in Lynnwood Link and other transit infrastructure. We thank USDOT Secretary Elaine Chao, FTA Acting Administrator Jane Williams, and the entire FTA team for answering our hard-working congressional delegation’s united and bipartisan call for...

Full article: http://www.metro-magazine.com/rail/news/731184/sound-tran...

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