Where billions are being invested in US public transit

Source: Traffic Technology Today


Last month, the US Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced another $20.5 billion in federal funding to support transit projects this year throughout the US. The FTA had previously announced $9.9 billion in funding, and this new announcement includes those funds plus quite a bit more. The investment in America’s transit infrastructure will reach $20.5 billion by 2024, making it the largest investment to date. The funding supports projects that improve public transportation, such as upgrading transit stations, extending and adding service lines and improving accessibility.

The Alameda County Transportation Commission in California has announced a $133 million multimodal project that will produce a regional trail connecting transit networks to the cities of Oakland, San Leandro, and Hayward. The objective is to provide public transit options to local schools and downtown areas. The project will expand cycling and pedestrian networks around the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) line, backed by a $30 million funding award.

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